Myxine mcmillanae Hensley, 1991
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Family:  Myxinidae (Hagfishes), subfamily: Myxininae
Max. size:  47 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 700 - 1500 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 0-0. Body gray; head white; without scales. Internal gill pouches 7, connected to a single gill opening on each side. Dorsal and paired fins absent; anal and caudal fins joined (Ref. 26938). Mucous pores along each side of the body: prebranchial 26-35, trunk 60-70; tail 9-12; total 101-115. Unicusps: anterior 8-10; posterior 8-10; total 42-48 (Ref. 40869).
Biology:  Found burrowing in mud in very deep water (Ref. 26938).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 November 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 04.09.98
Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 27.09.99
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 27.09.99

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