Scientific Name
Eptatretus sheni
Eptatretus sheni沈氏黏盲鰻
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Kuo, Huang & Mok, 1994) Depth 200 - 450M
Chinese 沈氏黏盲鰻 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 盲鰻科 Economic Fish No 
Family F001 Myxinidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 沈氏黏盲鰻 
Max Length 38 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 青眠鰻、無目鰻、鰻背、龍筋 
Distribution in World Taiwan [Endemic in Taiwan]   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、South West 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos  Holotype Locality Southwestern coast of Taiwan, depth 450 meters 
Synonyms Paramyxine sheni   
Reference Kuo, Huang and Mok(1994)  Kuo, C. H., K. F. Huang, etc. 1994 
Specimen List ASIZP0058615. ASIZP0058696. ASIZP0060846. ASIZP0063139. ASIZP0063141. ASIZP0063200. ASIZP0064723. ASIZP0066353. ASIZP0070540. ASIZP0800021. ASIZP0910021. FRIP00793. NMMBP02819. NMMBP02842. NMMBP03667. SIO00-34. SIO99-90. USNM00358164.  
Common Name Hagfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic 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.