Myxine greggi, Gregg's hagfish

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Myxine greggi Mincarone, Plachetzki, McCord, Winegard, Fernholm, Gonzalez & Fudge, 2021

Gregg's hagfish
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Myxini (hagfishes) > Myxiniformes (Hagfishes) > Myxinidae (Hagfishes) > Myxininae
Etymology: Myxine: Greek, 'myxa' from mucus or slime, referring to slime production (Ref. 45335, 117245);  greggi: Named for John Gregg, founder and president of the Western Flyer Foundation.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 688 - 815 m (Ref. 123790), usually - m (Ref. ).   Deep-water; 0°C -

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Southeast Pacific: Galapagos Is.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 51.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 123790)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species is distinguished from all its congeners, except M.affinis, M.australis, M. glutinosa, M. limosa, M. hubbsi, M. hubbsoides, M. jespersenae, M. knappi, M. kuoi, M. mcmillanae, M. paucidens, M. sotoi, M. martinii, by the following characters: gill pouches 6 pairs and a 2/2 multicusp pattern of teeth; differs from its congeners by number of total cusps 34-40 (vs. 30-32 in M. kuoi, 42-88 in M. mcmillanae, 26 in M. paucidens); prebranchial pores 22-26 (vs. 30-31 M. hubbsoides, 28-37 in M. jespersenae, 30-38 in M. knappi, 28-38 in M. sotoi); trunk pores 58-66 (vs. 68-71 in M. hubbsoides, 52-54 in M. martinii); total pores 91-102 (vs. 111-116 in M. hubbsoides, 107-121 in M. jespersenae); with one single conspicuous nasal-sinus papilla in the mid-dorsal surface of the nasal sinus (vs. two bilaterally symmetrical nasal-sinus papillae in M. jespersenae); colour pattern with its body dark brown with white head (vs. body entirely pigmented, without white head, in M. affinis, M. australis, M. hubbsoides, M. knappi, M. kuoi, M. paucidens); further differs from M. hubbsi by the well-developed ventral finfold, 3-7 mm high (vs. vestigial to low, 1-2 mm high) (Ref. 123790).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Mincarone, M.M., D. Plachetzki, C.L. McCord, T.M. Winegard, B. Fernholm, C.J. Gonzalez and D.S. Fudge, 2021. Review of the hagfishes (Myxnidae) from the Galapagos Islands, with descriptions of four new species and their phylogenetic relationships. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 192(2):453-474. (Ref. 123790)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)


CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = No PD50 data   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (43 of 100) .