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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Myxini  
 Order Myxiniformes  
 Family Myxinidae  
 Genus Eptatretus  
  Eptatretus sheni  (Kuo, Huang & Mok, 1994) 
Provider: Hin-Kiu Mok 
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Synonyms:Paramyxine shenidetails
Citation: Kuo, C.-H., K.-F. Huang and H.-K. Mok. 1994. Hagfishes of Taiwan (I): A taxonomic revision with description of four new Paramyxine species. Zoological Studies, 33(2):126-139.
Character: Diagnostic characters: Six pairs of gill pouches, gill apertures usually closely spaced in a straight line, but never crowded together; only 0-2 slime pores in the branchial region; 3/3-cusp multicusps. Description: Dental formula:11+3/3+10; slime pores (13-18)+(0-2)+(39-46)+(8-12), total slime pore 64-74; prebranchial length 26%, branchial length 3.75%, trunk length 56.3%, tail length 15.3%, body depth 9.1%; color of preserved specimens brownish, sys spots prominent, no whiish mid-dorsal stripe, gill apertures with pale margins, finfolds without pale margins; maximum body length 480 mm; ventral aorta bifurcated close to the heart at the first gill pouch. 
Distribution: North, northeastern, and southwestern Taiwan, below continental shelf at 276-619 m.  
Utility: Food. 
Name Code: 383231
   Endemic      Marine     
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