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Rubicundus rubicundus  (Kuo, Lee & Mok, 2010)

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Myxini (hagfishes) > Myxiniformes (Hagfishes) > Myxinidae (Hagfishes) > Rubicundinae
Etymology: rubicundus: The name refers to the pink body color.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; non-migratory (Ref. 85332); depth range ? - 800 m (Ref. 85332), usually ? - 800 m (Ref. 85332).   Deep-water; 26°N - 24°N, 120°E - 122°E (Ref. 85332)

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Western Central Pacific: Philippine Sea, off Taiwan.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 46.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85332)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 0. Branchial slime spores and the gill apertures arranged in a straight line; distances from a branchial slime pore to its immediately preceding and posterior gill apertures similar; the ventral aorta not bifurcated. The body color is pink. 5 gill apertures, not crowded; the presence of a pair of small nasal papillae on the roof of the nasal tube; a robust body; 100-102 total slime pores (prebranchial 16 or 17, branchial 3 or 4, trunk 62, tail 19); 3 multicusps in outer row, 7 unicusps, 2 multicusps in inner row, 7 unicusps; eyespot absent.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Only one specimen known.

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Kuo, C.-H., S.-C. Lee and H.-K. Mok, 2010. A new species of hagfish Eptatretus rubicundus (Myxinidae: Myxiniformes) from Taiwan, with reference to its phylogenetic position based on its mitochondrial DNA sequence. Zool. Stud. 49(6):1-23. (Ref. 85332)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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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):  4.1   ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100) .