Myxine capensis Regan, 1913
Cape hagfish
Myxine capensis
photo by Le Noury, P.

 Family:  Myxinidae (Hagfishes), subfamily: Myxininae
 Max. size:  40 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 175 - 460 m, non-migratory
 Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic: Namibia (Ref. 27121) and South Africa.
 Biology:  Burrows in muddy bottoms (Ref. 27121). Feeds mostly by scavenging on dead or disabled fish (Ref. 27121).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 10.05.94
 Modified by: Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G. - 30.09.02
 Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 27.09.99

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