Classification :
Eukarya - Opisthokonta - Animalia - Chordata - Vertebrata - Agnatha - Myxini - Myxiniformes
Myxinidae Rafinesque 1815
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■ Record acquisition rangeWith latitude and longitude information:78%
-38.233333333333334 ~ 64.31666666666666
-113.205000 ~ 168.45083333333332
20 ~ 2605.000 m
■ Record acquisition periodWith period:98%
1905/12/31 ~ 2022/12/08
* Date last modified:2023/11/27
■ Number of record191  
[Environment data]
Over viewLast updated2012/08/02
Body elongated, eel-like, lacking fins except for dorsal fin; eyes degenerate and not recognizable externally; barbels present around biting mouth; mucous pores, each with slime glands containing mucous cells and thread cels, occur in two ventrolateral lines.
Ecology, physiology
Known as scavengers eating dying or dead animals. The secreted slime may be important in feeding and for defence.
Myxinidae Rafinesque 1815 of literature
Nakabo, T. and Y. Kai (2013) Myxinidae. In: Nakabo, T. (ed.), Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species, third edition. Tokai University Press, Hadano, 141-143, 1751-1753 (in Japanese).
Nelson, J. S. (2006) Fishes of the world, 4th edition. John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey. 601 pp.
Van der Laan, R., W. N. Eschmeyer and R. Fricke (2014) Family-group names of Recent fishes. Zootaxa, 3882(1), 1-230.
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