Overview

Distribution

Southwest Atlantic: known only from two specimens.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

49.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 31276))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

bathydemersal; non-migratory; marine; depth range 112 - 650 m (Ref. 31276)
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Copulatory organ absent. The gonads of hagfishes are situated in the peritoneal cavity. The ovary is found in the anterior portion of the gonad, and the testis is found in the posterior part. The animal becomes female if the cranial part of the gonad develops or male if the caudal part undergoes differentiation. If none develops, then the animal becomes sterile. If both anterior and posterior parts develop, then the animal becomes a functional hermaphrodite. However, hermaphroditism being characterised as functional needs to be validated by more reproduction studies (Ref. 51361 ).
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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