African lanternshark

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African lanternshark
Etmopterus polli.JPG
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Etmopteridae
Genus: Etmopterus
Species: E. polli
Binomial name
Etmopterus polli
(Bigelow, Schroeder & S. Springer, 1953)
Etmopterus polli distmap.png
Range of the African lanternshark (in blue)

The African lanternshark, Etmopterus polli, is a shark of the family Etmopteridae found in the eastern Atlantic between latitudes 12°N and 18°S, at depths between 300 and 1,000 m. Its length is up to 30 cm.

Reproduction is ovoviviparous.

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