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Eptatretus astrolabium

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MYXINI MYXINIFORMES MYXINIDAE

Scientific Name: Eptatretus astrolabium
Species Authority: Fernholm & Mincarone, 2010

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-12-20
Assessor(s): Mincarone, M.M.
Reviewer(s): Polidoro, B., Knapp, L. & Carpenter, K.E.
Justification:
This species is only known from a single specimen collected off of Papua New Guinea. More information is needed on its distribution, biology, ecology, population status and major threats. It is listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from a single specimen collected from Astrolabe Bay, Papua New Guinea at a depth of 500 m (Fernholm and Mincarone 2010).
Countries:
Native:
Papua New Guinea
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Pacific – western central
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Population [top]

Population: This species is only known from the holotype (a single female specimen). There is no population information available for this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is no biology or ecology information for this species. It was collected over silty-mud bottom at a depth of 500 m.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species. Further research is need on this species' population size, distribution and trends, life history and ecology.

Citation: Mincarone, M.M. 2013. Eptatretus astrolabium. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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