Eptatretus gomoni 


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: 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 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:
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Indian Ocean – eastern
Lower depth limit (metres): 705
Upper depth limit (metres): 260
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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: (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 2013: e.T196024A8994460. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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