Eptatretus octatrema (Barnard, 1923)
Eightgill hagfish
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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.
Diagnosis:   
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 10 November 2009 (B1ab(iii)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 16.11.95
Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 28.09.99
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 28.09.99

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