Eptatretus sheni (Kuo, Huang & Mok, 1994)
photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Family:  Myxinidae (Hagfishes), subfamily: Eptatretinae
Max. size:  43 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 200 - 800 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Taiwan.
Diagnosis:  6 pairs gill pouches and gill apertures; gill apertures usually closely spaced in a straight line, but never crowded together; fused unicuspid teeth 3/3; dental formula: 11 + 3/3 + 10; no whitish mid-dorsal stripe; eye spots prominent.
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 - 30.03.10
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 23.11.00

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