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Free Content Eptatretus Caribbeaus: A New Species of Hagfish (Myxinidae) from the Caribbean

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In a continuing revision of the genus Eptatretus from the western Atlantic five specimens from the continental slope (365 to 500 m) of the western Caribbean represent a new species, described herein as Eptatretus caribbeaus. This seven-gilled species is compared with its Atlantic congeners as well as with Eptatretus cirrhatus, the only previously named seven-gilled species of Eptatretus, for which some new data are given.

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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1982

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