Meadia roseni, a new synaphobranchid eel from the coast of Taiwan (Anguilloidea: Synaphobranchidae)

Hin Kiu Mok, Chi-Ying Lee, Hung Junn Chan

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A new species of synaphobranchid eel, Meadia roseni, was caught off the southern coast of Taiwan (22°21 ′05′N, 120° 12′46′E) in depth of 1,020 m. It is characterized by a long lateral line (87.5% of standard length), well-developed rostral papillae and ridges, numerous vertebrae (200), forward location of anus (3/5 head length posterior to gill slits), long gill slits (13.3% of head length), and short snout (25.7% of head length). It differs greatly from M. abyssa/is, the only species previously assigned to this genus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-45
Number of pages7
JournalBulletin of Marine Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science

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