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.
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 occurrence:
Papua New Guinea
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – western central
Upper depth limit (metres): 500
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

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

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 2013: e.T196014A8991767. . Downloaded on 06 October 2015.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided