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A New Species of Hagfish (Myxinidae: Eptatretus) from the Colombian Caribbean
Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Zoology.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2548-9300
2014 (English)In: Copeia, Vol. 3, 530-533 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Eptatretus aceroi, new species, is described from one specimen captured on the upper continental slope in ColombianCaribbean waters at 705 m depth. The species can be distinguished from all congeners by having five gill apertures, 3/2multicuspid teeth in the outer and inner tooth rows, respectively, an extremely slender body with the depth at thevertical through the pharyngocutaneous aperture 2.4% of the total length, and by having a total of 174 slime pores, thehighest count in the genus. The species is compared with the other western Atlantic five-gilled species of Eptatretus.

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2014. Vol. 3, 530-533 p.
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pirål systematik
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Diversity of life
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URN: urn:nbn:se:nrm:diva-860DOI: 10.1643/CI-12-147OAI: oai:DiVA.org:nrm-860DiVA: diva2:764528
Available from: 2014-11-19 Created: 2014-11-19 Last updated: 2014-12-01Bibliographically approved

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