Eptatretus multidens Fernholm & Hubbs, 1981
Eptatretus multidens
photo by Sampaio, C.L.S.

Family:  Myxinidae (Hagfishes), subfamily: Eptatretinae
Max. size:  81.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 239 - 770 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Caribbean Sea and off French Guiana (Ref. 36999), including northeastern Brazil (Ref. 52140).
Diagnosis:  Diagnosis: Gill pouches 6 pairs. Fused cusps 3 in both anterior and posterior rows of teeth; total cusps 50-58. No middorsal light stripe (Ref. 52140). Slime pores: prebranchial 14-16; branchial 5-7; trunk 52-55; tail 15; total 87-93 (Ref. 41105).
Biology:  Minimum depth given from Ref. 52140.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 November 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 27.09.99
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 13.09.04

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