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Neomyxine caesiovitta  Zintzen, Roberts, Shepherd, Stewart, Struthers, Anderson, McVeagh, Noren & Fernholm, 2015

Blueband hagfish
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Myxini (hagfishes) > Myxiniformes (Hagfishes) > Myxinidae (Hagfishes) > Myxininae
Etymology: Neomyxine: Greek, neos = new + Greek, myxinos, word used by Linne, slime fish (1846) (Ref. 45335);  caesiovitta: Neomyxine caesiovitta, named from the Latin caesio (blue grey) and vitta (ribbon, band), referring to the distinctive blue band along the body sides of this species (Ref. 115309).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 97 - 1198 m (Ref. 115309).   

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Western Pacific: New Zealand endemic; widespread in the New Zealand region along the east coast of the North Island, from off Great Barrier Island south to Kaikoura and the Chatham Rise (Ref. 115309).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 64.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 115309)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Diagnosis: 161–199 total slime pores, trunk length 63.5–68.3% TL, tail length 10.9–14.0% TL, slime glands not visible under skin, body colour pale with clear lateral blue band, margin of cloaca and at least some slime pore rims blackish; differs from N. biniplicata by its trunk length (63.5–68.3 versus 55.6–61.2% TL), tail length (10.9–14.0 versus 14.4–19.3% TL), slime glands aspect (not visible under skin versus visible under the skin like a series of beads), body colour (pale with clear lateral blue band versus pink-grey), margin of cloaca colour (blackish versus whitish), and slime pores rim colour (at least some blackish versus same colour as surrounding tissues) (Ref. 115309).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Observed actively hunting a live red bandfish Cepola haastii (Ref. 115309).

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Zintzen, V., C.D. Roberts, L. Shepherd, A.L. Stewart, C.D. Struther, M.J. Anderson, M. McVeagh, M. Noren and B. Fernholm, 2015. Review and phylogeny of the New Zealand hagfishes (Myxiniformes: Myxinidae), with description of three new species. Zool. J. Linnean Soc. 174:363-393. (Ref. 115309)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), 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 (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (45 of 100) .