Eptatretus ancon (Mok, Saavedra-Diaz & Acero P., 2001)
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Family:  Myxinidae (Hagfishes), subfamily: Eptatretinae
Max. size:  22.03 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range - 488 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: off La Punta de los Remedios, Caribbean Sea.
Diagnosis:  External aperture of its last efferent gill duct and pharyngocutaneous duct separated. Gill apertures nonlinear and crowded. Lengths of efferent gill ducts unequal with anterior ones much longer with length of first about 3 times that of last. Gill apertures 6. Slime pores: prebranchial 26; branchial 0; trunk 45; tail 9; total 80. Caudal and ventral finfold not well developed. Head, body, tail and finfold uniformly light brown in alcohol; eyespots faint, gill aperture margins not pale. Ventral aorta bifurcated between the fourth and fifth gill pouches (Ref. 41105).
Biology:  Iteroparous (Ref. 94918).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 11 November 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 25.01.02
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 10.02.14

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