|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|Taxonomic Notes:||This species was described based on unpublished notes of Bo Fernholm, taken from a single damaged specimen about 35 years ago.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).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Polidoro, B., Knapp, L. & Carpenter, K.E.|
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.
|Range Description:||This species is known only from the type locality in Luzon Island, Philippines (McMillan and Wisner 2004).|
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Pacific – western central
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|Population:||The species is known from one possibly lost museum specimen|
|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.|
|Major Threat(s):||There is no known information on type and scale of threats.|
|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|
IUCN. 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2011.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 16 June 2011).
McMillan, C.B. and Wisner R.L. 2004. Review of the hagfishes (Myxinidae, Myxiniformes) of the northwestern Pacific Ocean, with descriptions of three new species, Eptatretus fernholmi, Paramyxine moki, and P. walkeri. Zoological Studies 43(1): 51-73.
|Citation:||Mincarone, M.M. 2013. Eptatretus fernholmi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 October 2014.|
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