Eptatretus profundus (Barnard, 1923)
Fivegill hagfish
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Family:  Myxinidae (Hagfishes), subfamily: Eptatretinae
Max. size:  62 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range - 732 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic: known only from the holotype taken off Cape Point, South Africa.
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Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 November 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 16.11.95
Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 28.09.99
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 28.09.99

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