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Caribbean Hagfish
Tn myxinit0
Range Caribbean
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Myxini
Order Myxiniformes
Family Myxinidae
Genus Myxine
Species M. mcmillanae
Conservation Status
Least Concern

The Caribbean hagfish, (Myxine mcmillanae), is a species of hagfish. It is a scaleless, eel-like fish found in Caribbean waters that feeds off material from the surface that drifts down. It is rarely seen as it lives in very deep water from 2,300-4,950 feet (700-1,500 meters) and likes to burrow into the mud. Their body is grey with a contrasting white head. They have 7 internal gills connected to a single opening on each side of the body.