Thorny lanternshark

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Thorny lanternshark
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Etmopteridae
Genus: Etmopterus
Species: E. sentosus
Binomial name
Etmopterus sentosus
(Bass, D'Aubrey & Kistnasamy, 1976)
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Range of the thorny lanternshark (in blue)

The thorny lanternshark, Etmopterus sentosus, is a shark of the family Etmopteridae found in the western Indian Ocean between latitudes and 31°S, at depths between 200 and 500 m. Its length is up to 27 cm.

Reproduction is ovoviviparous.