Scientific Name
Eptatretus okinoseanus  
Eptatretus okinoseanus紫黏盲鰻
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Dean, 1904) Depth 300 - 1020M
Chinese 紫黏盲鰻 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 盲鰻科 Economic Fish No 
Family F001 Myxinidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 紫黏盲鰻 
Max Length 80 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 青眠鰻、無目鰻、鰻背、龍筋 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos  Holotype Locality Off Misaki, Sagami Sea, Japan, depth 400 fathoms 
Synonyms Homea okinoseana   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Dean, B. 1904 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0057247. FRIP00414.  
Common Name Hagfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Eight pairs of gill pouches and gill apertures, the latter arranged in a stright line and are well spaced; dental formula:(9-10)+3/2+(9-10), total cuspids 48-50; slime pores: 13+(7-8)+(54-56)+13. Description: Color of live and preserved specimens dark purplish-brown, no light colored patches over the ocular area, whitish mid-dorsal stripe absent, gill apertures without pale margins; averae preocular length 5.99%, branchial length 6.97%, trunk length 52.32%, tail length 14.28%, tail depth 8.74%; ventral and caudal finfolds well developed; nasal-sinus papillae absent.
habitats Rare species in Taiwan. 
Distribution Japan and Taiwan (eastern and southwestern coasts).300-1020 meters.