Eptatretus minor Fernholm & Hubbs, 1981
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Family:  Myxinidae (Hagfishes), subfamily: Eptatretinae
Max. size:  39.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 300 - 400 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico.
Diagnosis:  Gill apertures 6 (rarely 5). Slime pores: prebranchial 15-18; branchial 4-6; trunk 41-48; tail 11-14; total 74-82 (Ref. 41105). With a thin whitish middorsal stripe; total cusps 46-54 (Ref. 36999).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 10 November 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 27.09.99

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