Rubicundus lakeside (Mincarone & McCosker, 2004)
photo by Mincarone, M.M.

Family:  Myxinidae (Hagfishes), subfamily: Rubicundinae
Max. size:  27.5 cm TL (female)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range - 762 m,
Distribution:  Southeast Pacific: Galapagos Islands.
Diagnosis:  Diagnosis: Body coloration pinkish-orange. Gill pouches 5 pairs. Three-cusp multicusps in anterior and posterior rows; 6 unicusps in each anterior and posterior rows; total cusps 36. palatine tooth triangular. Tail pores 19; total pores 88 (Ref. 55621).
Biology:  Size of 27.5 cm TL is that of an immature female. Collected with a galvanized metal minnow trap where the bottom was nearly flat, covered with fine grey sediment and occasional lava boulders (ca. 0.5 in diameter) in the vicinity of other large lava reefs (Ref. 55621). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 10 November 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 21.03.06
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 11.12.15

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