First record of hagfish (Cyclostomata: Myxinidae) in Indian waters

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B. Fernholm
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2548-9300
A. Biju Kumar
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5477-2119
Michael Norén
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2561-6760

Abstract

One specimen of hag fish Eptatretus sp. was collected from the Arabian Sea, off Kerala coast of India at 500-600 m depth. The phylogenetic analysis using the sequence of mitochondrial gene cytochrome oxidase C (CO1) suggested the Eptatretus sp. collected from India is distinct from all other species where sequence data is available and P ID (Liberal) for Eptatretus sp. collected from India is 0.96, indicating a high probability that an unknown member of the putative species would be correctly identified as a member once more specimens are collected.

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Fernholm, B., Kumar, A.B. and Norén, M. 2017. First record of hagfish (Cyclostomata: Myxinidae) in Indian waters. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 9, 6 (Jun. 2017), 10365–10368. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2526.9.6.10365-10368.
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B. Fernholm, Department of Zoology, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm SE-10405, Sweden

Professor

A. Biju Kumar, Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695581, India

Head of the Department

Michael Norén, Department of Zoology, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm SE-10405, Sweden

Professor

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