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Tailspot lanternshark

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

The tailspot lanternshark, Etmopterus caudistigmus, is a shark of the family Etmopteridae found around New Caledonia, at depths of between 640 and 800 m. Its length is up to 31 cm.

Reproduction is ovoviviparous.

References

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