Animalia > Chordata > Myxini > Myxiniformes > Myxinidae > Myxine > Myxine glutinosa

Myxine glutinosa (Atlantic hagfish; Borer; Common hag; Hagfish; Hag-fish; Northern hagfish)

Synonyms: Gasterobranchus glutinosus; Gastrobranchus coecus
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Wikipedia Abstract

Myxine glutinosa, known as the Atlantic hagfish in North America, and often simply as the hagfish in Europe, is a species of jawless fish of the genus Myxine.
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Prey / Diet

Clupea harengus (Yawling)[1]
Gadus morhua (rock cod)[1]
Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Smokie)[1]
Molva molva (Ling)[1]
Myxine glutinosa (Atlantic hagfish)[1]
Pandalus borealis (northern shrimp)[1]
Pollachius virens (Sillock)[1]
Scomber scombrus (Split)[1]
Sprattus sprattus (Whitebait)[1]
Squalus acanthias (Common spiny)[1]


Amblyraja radiata (Starry ray)[2]
Brosme brosme (Tusk)[1]
Gadus morhua (rock cod)[1]
Hippoglossus hippoglossus (Halibut)[1]
Lagenorhynchus acutus (Atlantic White-sided Dolphin)[3]
Lophius piscatorius (Monkfish)[1]
Merlangius merlangus (Whiting)[1]
Myxine glutinosa (Atlantic hagfish)[1]
Phocoena phocoena (Harbor Porpoise)[1]


North Atlantic: Murmansk to the Mediterranean Sea; Greenland to USA. Absent in eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea. Only hagfish in the Northeast Atlantic.;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Distribution and feeding ecology of Raja radiata in the northeastern North Sea and Skagerrak (Norwegian Deep), J. E. Skjæraasen, and O. A. Bergstad, ICES Journal of Marine Science, 57: 1249–1260. 2000
3Food habits of Atlantic white-sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus acutus) off the coast of New England, James E. Craddock, Pamela T. Polloni, Brett Hayward, Frederick Wenzel, Fish. Bull. 107:384–394 (2009)
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