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A New Species of Myxine (Cyclostomata) from Cook Strait



Myxine biniplicata n.sp. has 7 branchial pouches; 8/9 lingual teeth, the first and second being fused in each series; mucous glands, 44 + 95 + 25. The ventral fin commences anterior to and extends between the branchial apertures. On either side is a well-formed fin-fold extending from a paramedian point immediately posterior to the branchial apertures anterodorsally to terminate below the line of mucous pores before the level of origin of the ventral fin. Known from two specimens, from the vicinity of Cook Strait.