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Combtooth lanternshark

Combtooth lanternshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Etmopteridae
Genus: Etmopterus
Species: E. decacuspidatus
Binomial name
Etmopterus decacuspidatus
W. L. Y. Chan, 1966
Range of the combtooth lanternshark (in blue)

The combtooth lanternshark, Etmopterus decacuspidatus, is a shark of the family Etmopteridae the only specimen, and holotype, being found from the South China Sea between the Viet Nam coast and Hainan Island, at a depth of between 510 and 690 m. The holotype's length is 29 cm.

Reproduction is presumed to be ovoviviparous.

References

  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Etmopterus decacuspidatus in FishBase. July 2006 version.
  • Compagno, Dando, & Fowler, Sharks of the World, Princeton University Press, New Jersey 2005 ISBN 0-691-12072-2
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