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Slendertail lanternshark

Slendertail lanternshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Etmopteridae
Genus: Etmopterus
Species: E. molleri
Binomial name
Etmopterus molleri
(Whitley, 1939)
Range of the slendertail lanternshark (in blue)

The slendertail lanternshark, Etmopterus molleri, is a shark of the family Etmopteridae found in the western Indian Ocean between latitudes 34°N and 46°S at depths between 250 and 860 m. It can grow up to 46 cm in length.

Reproduction is presumed to be ovoviviparous.

References

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