West Indian lanternshark

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West Indian lanternshark
Etmopterus robinsi.JPG
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Etmopteridae
Genus: Etmopterus
Species: E. robinsi
Binomial name
Etmopterus robinsi
Schofield & G. H. Burgess, 1997
Etmopterus robinsi distmap.png
Range of the West Indian lanternshark (in blue)

The West Indian lanternshark, Etmopterus robinsi, is a shark of the family Etmopteridae found in the western central Atlantic, at depths between 400 and 800 m (1,300 and 2,600 ft). Its length is up to 31 cm (12 in).

Reproduction is ovoviviparous.

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