Eptatretus yangi (Teng, 1958)
photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Family:  Myxinidae (Hagfishes), subfamily: Eptatretinae
Max. size:  29.6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 20 - 50 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Taiwan and the South China Sea.
Diagnosis:  Gill apertures usually 5. Slime pores: prebranchial 17-23; branchial 0; trunk 39-47; tail 7-12; total 68-79. Gill apertures nonlinear and crowded.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 13 November 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 28.09.99
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 30.03.10
Checked by: Fernholm, Bo - 09.01.04

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