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Splendid lanternshark

Splendid lanternshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Etmopteridae
Genus: Etmopterus
Species: E. splendidus
Binomial name
Etmopterus splendidus
Ka. Yano, 1988
Range of the splendid lanternshark (in blue)

The splendid lanternshark, Etmopterus splendidus, is a shark of the family Etmopteridae found in the western Pacific at depths between 120 and 210 m. Its length is up to 30 cm.

Reproduction is ovoviviparous.

References

  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Etmopterus splendidus in FishBase. July 2006 version.
  • Compagno, Dando, & Fowler, Sharks of the World, Princeton University Press, New Jersey 2005 ISBN 978-0-691-12072-0
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