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Pacific hagfish Myxine.jpg
Eptatretus stouti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Myxini
Order: Myxiniformes
Family: Myxinidae
Genus: Eptatretus
Cloquet, 1819
Type species
Gastrobranche dombey
Lacepède, 1798

Eptatretus is a large genus of hagfish.[1]


There are currently 48 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ Genus Eptatretus
  2. ^ Polanco Fernandez, A. & Fernholm, B. (2014): A New Species of Hagfish (Myxinidae: Eptatretus) from the Colombian Caribbean. Copeia, 2014 (3): 530–533.
  3. ^ a b Fernholm, B., Norén, M., Kullander, S.O., Quattrini, A.M., Zintzen, V., Roberts, C.D., Mok, H.-K. & Kuo, C.-H. (2013): Hagfish phylogeny and taxonomy, with description of the new genus Rubicundus (Craniata, Myxinidae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, doi: 10.1111/jzs.12035