|Scientific Name:||Eptatretus astrolabium|
|Species Authority:||Fernholm & Mincarone, 2010|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|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.
|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).|
Native:Papua New Guinea
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Pacific – western central
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|Population:||This species is only known from the holotype (a single female specimen). There is no population information available for this species.|
|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.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no known threats to this species.|
|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.|
Fernholm, B. and Mincarone, M.M. 2010. A new species of hagfish (Myxinidae: Eptatretus) from Papua New Guinea. Journal of Fish Biology 77: 998-1005.
IUCN. 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2011.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 16 June 2011).
|Citation:||Mincarone, M.M. 2011. Eptatretus astrolabium. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.|
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