Eptatretus cheni (Shen & Tao, 1975)
陳氏副盲鰻,  無目鰻,  青眠鰻,  鰻背,  龍筋
Eptatretus cheni
photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Family:  Myxinidae (Hagfishes), subfamily: Eptatretinae
Max. size:  37.7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range - 180 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: southwest of Taiwan (northern South China Sea).
Diagnosis:  5 pairs gill pouches and gill apertures, closely spaced in a straight line; branchial slime pores absent; fused unicuspid teeth 3/3; dental formula: 10 + 3/3 + 10; no whitish mid-dorsal stripe.
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 13 November 2009 (B1ab(iii)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Known from Gaoxiong and Donggang (Ref. 47843). Museum: Tong-Kong, SW of Taiwan, NTU 7502711 (holotype of P. cheni, 37.7 cm TL, female) (Ref. 31448). However, holotype entered in the Catalog of Fishes is NTUM 02723 (Ref. 26282). Also Ref. 31545.

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 27.09.99
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 30.03.10

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