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Eptatretus fernholmi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MYXINI MYXINIFORMES MYXINIDAE

Scientific Name: Eptatretus fernholmi
Species Authority: McMillan & Wisner, 2004
Taxonomic Notes: This species was described based on unpublished notes of Bo Fernholm, taken from a single damaged specimen about 35 years ago. The holotype was possibly lost (McMillan and Wisner 2004).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2009-11-09
Assessor/s: Mincarone, M.M.
Reviewer/s: Polidoro, B., Knapp, L. & Carpenter, K.E.
Justification:
This species is known only from a single specimen recorded in the Philippines, that may now be lost. More research is needed to determine this species distribution, population, habitat, ecology and any major threats. It is therefore listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality in Luzon Island, Philippines (McMillan and Wisner 2004).
Countries:
Native:
Philippines
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Pacific – western central
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Population [top]

Population: The species is known from one possibly lost museum specimen
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The holotype (373 mm total length (TL)) was found on a slope at 563 m depth (McMillan and Wisner 2004). Its life history is unknown.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no known information on type and scale of threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place, but more specimen collection to validate species existence is needed. More research is also needed on species' biology, population size, distribution and impacts
Citation: Mincarone, M.M. 2011. Eptatretus fernholmi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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