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hag fish

  • n  eellike cyclostome having a tongue with horny teeth in a round mouth surrounded by eight tentacles; feeds on dead or trapped fishes by boring into their bodies

  • The skins come from the slithery saltwater hagfish, also known as the slime eel.
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  • Part of hagfish slime mystery solved
    Some of the inner workings of slime produced by one of nature's most bizarre creatures -- the hagfish -- have been unraveled. The super-strong and mega-long protein threads secreted by the eel-like animals are organized at the cellular level. The slime-making process has fascinated and perplexed biologists for more than 100 years, the researchers note.
    April 4, 2014 - Science Daily
  • Guelph researchers solve part of hagfish slime mystery
    ( University of Guelph ) University of Guelph researchers have unraveled some of the inner workings of slime produced by one of nature's most bizarre creatures -- hagfish. They've learned how the super-strong and mega-long protein threads secreted by the eel-like animals are organized at the cellular level. Their research was published today in the science journal Nature Communications.
    April 4, 2014 - EurekAlert!

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