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Pygmy lanternshark

Pygmy lanternshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Etmopteridae
Genus: Etmopterus
Species: E. fusus
Binomial name
Etmopterus fusus
G. H. Burgess & Séret, 2002
Range of the pygmy lanternshark (in blue)

The pygmy lanternshark, Etmopterus fusus, is a shark of the family Etmopteridae found in the eastern Indian Ocean from northern Western Australia and possibly Java, at depths of between 430 and 550 m. Its length is up to 26 cm.

Reproduction is ovoviviparous.

References

  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Etmopterus fusus 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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