Myxine robinsorum

Common Name

Robinson's Hagfish

Year Described

Wisner & McMillan, 1995


Slime Pores
Prebranchial: 25-32
Branchial: 0
Trunk: 59-61
Tail: 7-11
Total: 94-104

Anterior unicusps: 11-13
Posterior unicusps: 11-12
Total cusps: 56-58
Tooth formula: 3/2

Body anguilliform and cylindrical. There are normally five gill pouches. No branchial pores (present in Eptratretus). Ventral and caudal finfolds well developed.


Body brown with a paler head region breaking up into pale blotches to about the level of the gill aperture. Pores can have pale margins. Posterior part of body and finfolds unformly colored.


Maximum size to 54cm TL.


Taken on soft bottoms from 783-1768m.


Known from the S. Caribbean Sea off Colombia and off Trinidad/Tobago.


Mincarone, M. M. 2007. Revisao Taxonomica da Familia Myxinidae Rafinesque, 1814 (Myxiniformes). Tese de Doutorado, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.

Wisner, R. L. & McMillan, C. B. 1995. Review of new world hagfishes of the genus Myxine (Agnatha, Myxinidae) with descriptions of nine new species. Fishery Bulletin 93: 530-550.