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Hagfish, blind eel
Image ID: 29629
Common Name: Hagfish, blind eel
Scientific Name: Eptatretus cirrhatus
Location: New Zealand
Description: Hagfish have no eyes and are sometimes called 'blind eels'. They prey on live or dead fish which they locate by smell. Hagfish suck on to their prey with their circular mouths, and rasp through the victimís flesh with their tooth-studded tongues.
Keywords: Hagfish, blind eel, Tuere, Eptatretus cirrhatus, Myxinidae, fish, teleost, New Zealand
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