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Rubicundus lopheliae  (Fernholm & Quattrini, 2008)

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Myxini (hagfishes) > Myxiniformes (Hagfishes) > Myxinidae (Hagfishes) > Rubicundinae
Etymology: lopheliae: Named for the deep-sea, cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa, the principal habitat forming coral where this species was collected and observed.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 382 - 700 m (Ref. 75169).   Deep-water

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Northwest Atlantic: USA.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.1 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species is distinguished from its congeners by this set of characters: elongated tubular nostril; absence of nasal-sinus papillae; 5 pairs of gill pouches; 3-cusp multicusps in anterior and posterior row of teeth, but may vary to 4 cusps in the posterior row; total cusp count 38-41; prebranchial slime pores 19-21; total pores 88-89; triangular palatine tooth; body color pinkish-orange (Ref. 75169).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This species is closely associated with the reef structure of the deep-sea reef building coral L. pertusa (Ref. 75169).

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Fernholm, B. and A.M. Quattrini, 2008. A new species of hagfish (Myxinidae: Eptatretus) associated with deep-sea coral habitat in the Western North Atlantic. Copeia 2008(1):126-132. (Ref. 75169)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .