Zoological Studies

Vol. 38 No. 1, 1999

Redescription of Paramyxine nelsoni (Myxinidae; Myxiniformes) and Comparison with P. yang; from Taiwan

Shih-Chieh Kuo* and Hin-Kiu Mok

Institute of Marine Biology, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan 804

Shih-Chieh Kuo and Hin-Kiu Mok (1999) The original description ot the hagfish Paramyxine nelsoni from Taiwan waters was based solely on the holotype. The present paper provides additional data on its morphological variation. Its horizontal and vertical distributions in Taiwan waters and morphological differentiation from P. yang; are also presented.

Key words: Taxonomy, Paramyxine nelsoni, Paramyxine yangi.

*Correspondence: Current address: Department of Biology, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan 111