New Zealand hagfish

New Zealand hagfish
New Zealand hagfish
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Myxini
Order: Myxiniformes
Family: Myxinidae
Genus: Eptatretus
Species: E. cirrhatus
Binomial name
Eptatretus cirrhatus
(J. R. Forster, 1801)

The New Zealand hagfish, or Broadgilled Hagfish,[2] (Eptatretus cirrhatus), is a hagfish of the genus Eptatretus, found in south and east Australia, and around New Zealand, at depths of between 40 and 700 metres. Their length is up to 1 metre.

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