Eptatretus wisneri (Kuo, Huang & Mok, 1994)
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Family:  Myxinidae (Hagfishes), subfamily: Eptatretinae
Max. size:  33.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 330 - 412 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: southeast of Taiwan.
Diagnosis:  Brachial length 4.58% of total length; six pairs of gill pouches and gill apertures, gill apertures closely spaced in straight line; external opening of pharyngocutaneous duct (PCD) confluent with the most posterior left gill aperture (51 of 59 specimens examined), and much larger than other apertures; fused unicuspid teeth; eye spots present but not clear (Ref. 31545).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 13 November 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 28.09.99
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.03.14

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