|Scientific Name:||Eptatretus rubicundus|
|Species Authority:||Kuo, Lee & Mok, 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, recently described specimen off the coast of northeastern Taiwan. More information is needed on its distribution, population status, habitat and ecology, and impact of potential major threats. It is listed as Data Deficient.
|Range Description:||This species is only known from the northeast coast of Taiwan (Kuo et al. 2010).|
Native:Taiwan, Province of China
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Pacific – northwest
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|Population:||It is only known from a single specimen taken from a trawl off of northeastern Taiwan (Kuo et al. 2010). There is no other population information.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is poorly known. It was trawled at 800 m.|
|Major Threat(s):||It is not known if there are any threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no conservation measures for this species. More research is needed on its distribution, population, biology and impact of potential major threats.|
IUCN. 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2011.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 16 June 2011).
Kuo, C-H, Lee, S-C and Mok, H-K. 2010. A new species of hagfish Eptatretus rubicundus (Myxinidae: Myxiniformes) from Taiwan, with reference to Its phylogenetic position based on Its mitochondrial DNA sequence. Zoological Studies 49(6): 885-864.
|Citation:||Mincarone, M.M. 2013. Eptatretus rubicundus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 November 2014.|