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Eptatretus gomoni

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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.
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:
Native:
Australia
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Indian Ocean – eastern
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Population [top]

Population: This species is only known from two collections. There is no population information available for this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

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.

Citation: Mincarone, M.M. 2013. Eptatretus gomoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 October 2014.
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