Albinism in the California Hagfish Eptatretus stoutii

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Science  25 Sep 1959:
Vol. 130, Issue 3378, pp. 798
DOI: 10.1126/science.130.3378.798


The discovery of an albino specimen of the hagfish, Eptatretus stoutii (Lockington), is reported, together with general notes regarding collection of this species for research purposes. The extreme abundance of hagfish in the area described refutes the generally accepted notion that they are of infrequent occurrence in southern California waters.

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