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Synonyms for hagfish

eellike cyclostome having a tongue with horny teeth in a round mouth surrounded by eight tentacles

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However, the greater number of fish of unknown size is partially the result of hagfishes viewed in holes.
In our study, densities of small benthic fishes (such as blackeye goby, poachers, hagfishes, and YOY rockfishes) were greater from HOV surveys than from ROV surveys in all habitats.
Hagfishes (myxinid fishes) use a remarkable feeding system devoid of jaws and rigid support tissues to deliver forceful and dynamic biting movements (Clark and Summers, 2007).
1A), hagfishes lack fibrous myoseptal-skin connections (Vogel and Gemballa, 2000), giving their skin a loose-fitting appearance.
The hagfishes you see today look very much like the ones you would see if you rode a time machine back 300 million years into the past.
Although further studies will need to examine whether an aqp0-like ortholog exists in hagfishes (Hyperotreti), the expression of the aqp01 gene in the eye of the sea lamprey (Petromyzoti marinus) is consistent with the evolution of multifocal lenses in Hyperoartia after the lineage diverged from Hyperotreti (Gustafsson et al.
The researchers studied the way primitive fish, such as hagfishes and lampreys, decompose to gain an impression of our early ancestry.
Thornyheads, YOY rockfishes, and hagfishes had reaction rates <10% to either vehicle.
Common name Scientific name Bank Rockfish Sebastesrufus Blackeye Goby Rhinogobiops nicholsii Blue Rockfish Sebastes mystinus Bocaccio Sebastes paucispinis Canary Rockfish Sebastespinniger Cow cod Sebastesleois Dover Sole Microstomus paciflcus Greenblotched Rockfish Sebastes rosenblatti Greenspotted Rockfish Sebastes chlorostictus Greenstriped Rockfish Sebasteselongatus Hagfishes Eptatretus spp.
Hagfishes are often difficult to identify from photographs and are easily confused with synaphobranchid eels and even wormlike invertebrates.
cheni in basal positions suggest that a separate PCD and last gill aperture is likely to be plesiomorphic in eptatretines, as it is expected to have been in the common ancestor of all hagfishes.
Recent studies on the hagfishes Eptatretus burgeri and E.
Acrosomes have been distinguished in the spermatozoa of fish species such as hagfishes (Jespersen, 1975; Alvestad-Graevner and Adam, 1977; Morisawa, 1995), lampreys (Stanley, 1967; Nicander and Szoden, 1971; Jaana and Yamamoto, 1981), elasmobranchs (Stanley, 1971), sturgeons (Cherr and Clark, 1984), lungfishes (Jespersen, 1971), and coelacanths (Mattei et al.
Taxa showing greater abundance during the night (spotted ratfish [Hydrolagus colliei], hagfishes, rex sole [Glyptocephalus zachirus], sharpchin rockfish [S.