|Scientific Name:||Eptatretus gomoni|
|Species Authority:||Mincarone & Fernholm, 2010|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Polidoro, B., Knapp, L. & Carpenter, K.E.|
This species is only known from two collections in Western Australia. It is a relatively deeper-water species. There are no known threats to this species. Therefore, it is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||Eptatretus gomoni is known only from two locations in Western Australia, off Exmouth and off Cape Leveque at depths of 260 m and 705 m respectively (Mincarone and Fernholm 2010).|
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Indian Ocean – eastern
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|Population:||This species is only known from two collections. There is no population information available for this species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is known only from collection in trawls. Although its biology and ecology is not well known, it likely occurs in sandy or muddy substrate at depths from 260-705 m.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats known for 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.|
IUCN. 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2011.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 16 June 2011).
Mincarone, M.M. and Fernholm, B. 2010. Review of the Australian hagfishes with description of two new species of Eptatretus (Myxinidae). Journal of Fish Biology 77: 779-801.
|Citation:||Mincarone, M.M. 2013. Eptatretus gomoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 July 2014.|
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