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Cylindrical lanternshark

Cylindrical lanternshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Etmopteridae
Genus: Etmopterus
Species: E. carteri
Binomial name
Etmopterus carteri
(G. H. Burgess, 1985)
Range of the cylindrical lanternshark (in blue)

The cylindrical lanternshark, Etmopterus carteri, is a shark of the family Etmopteridae found along the Caribbean coast of Colombia in South America, at depths of between 285 and 355 m. Its maximum length is 21 cm.

Reproduction is presumed to be ovoviviparous, with three to 20 pups of 10 – 20 cm in length per litter.[1]

References

  1. ^ Florida Atlantic University (2007). "The Lantern Sharks" (PDF). 
  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Etmopterus carteri 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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