World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Blackbelly lanternshark

Article Id: WHEBN0006290119
Reproduction Date:

Title: Blackbelly lanternshark  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Squaliformes, WikiProject Sharks/Watchlist, Mandarin dogfish, Largetooth cookiecutter shark, Etmopterus
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Blackbelly lanternshark

Blackbelly lanternshark
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Etmopteridae
Genus: Etmopterus
Species: E. lucifer
Binomial name
Etmopterus lucifer
D. S. Jordan & Snyder, 1902
Range of the blackbelly lanternshark (in blue)

The blackbelly lanternshark or lucifer shark, Etmopterus lucifer, is a shark of the family Etmopteridae, found around the world in tropical to temperate seas, at depths between 150 and 1,250 m. Its length is up to 47 cm or 112 ft.

Blackbelly lanternsharks are ovoviviparous.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Etmopterus lucifer in FishBase. May 2006 version.
  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.