Eptatretus grouseri McMillan, 1999
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Family:  Myxinidae (Hagfishes), subfamily: Eptatretinae
Max. size:  37.8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range - 722 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Southeast Pacific: known only from the Galapagos Islands.
Diagnosis:  Five or six gill pouches and apertures each side, last gill aperture confluent with the pharyngocutaneous duct on the left side. Multicusps 3 in anterior and 2 in posterior rows, 9 unicusps in each anterior and 8 in each posterior row, total cusps 44; slime pore counts: prebranchial 12-13, branchial 4-5, trunk 44-46, tail 14-15, total slime pores 76-77. Ventral finfold vestigial; caudal finfold well developed (Ref. 31788).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 10 November 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 03.11.99
Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 21.01.04

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