Map_thumbnail_large_font

Eptatretus gomoni 

Scope: Global
Status_ne_offStatus_dd_offStatus_lc_onStatus_nt_offStatus_vu_offStatus_en_offStatus_cr_offStatus_ew_offStatus_ex_off

Translate page into:

Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Myxini Myxiniformes Myxinidae

Scientific Name: Eptatretus gomoni
Species Authority: Mincarone & Fernholm, 2010

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2010-12-20
Assessor(s): Mincarone, M.M.
Reviewer(s): Polidoro, B., Knapp, L. & Carpenter, K.E.
Justification:
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.

Geographic Range [top]

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).
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Australia
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Indian Ocean – eastern
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):705
Upper depth limit (metres):260
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:This species is only known from two collections. There is no population information available for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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.
Systems:Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats known for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

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.

Classifications [top]

9. Marine Neritic -> 9.6. Marine Neritic - Subtidal Muddy
suitability:Suitable  

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
1. Research -> 1.3. Life history & ecology
3. Monitoring -> 3.1. Population trends

Bibliography [top]

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. 2011. Eptatretus gomoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T196024A8994460. . Downloaded on 01 September 2016.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided