Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Myxini Myxiniformes Myxinidae

Scientific Name: Eptatretus rubicundus
Species Authority: Kuo, Lee & Mok, 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, recently described specimen off the coast of northeastern Taiwan. More information is needed on its distribution, population status, habitat and ecology, and impact of potential major threats. It is listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is only known from the northeast coast of Taiwan (Kuo et al. 2010).
Countries occurrence:
Taiwan, Province of China
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – northwest
Upper depth limit (metres): 800
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Population [top]

Population: It is only known from a single specimen taken from a trawl off of northeastern Taiwan (Kuo et al. 2010). There is no other population information.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is poorly known. It was trawled at 800 m.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is not known if there are any threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures for this species. More research is needed on its distribution, population, biology and impact of potential major threats.

Citation: Mincarone, M.M. 2013. Eptatretus rubicundus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T196042A8997071. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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