Eptatretus octatrema (Barnard, 1923)
Eightgill hagfish

Family:  Myxinidae (Hagfishes), subfamily: Eptatretinae
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 46 - 73 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic: known from the holotype taken from the Agulhas Bank, South Africa.
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 10 November 2009 (B1ab(iii)) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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