Broadbanded lanternshark

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Broadbanded lanternshark
Etmopterus gracilispinis.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Etmopteridae
Genus: Etmopterus
E. gracilispinis
Binomial name
Etmopterus gracilispinis
G. Krefft, 1968
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Range of the broadbanded lanternshark (in blue)

The broadbanded lanternshark (Etmopterus gracilispinis) is a shark of the family Etmopteridae found in the western and southeast Atlantic, between latitudes 40°N and 45°S, at depths of between 70 and 1,000 m. Its length is up to 35 cm. Reproduction is presumed to be ovoviviparous.[2]


  1. ^ Burgess, G.H., Amorim, A.F., Mancini, P. & Gonzalez, P. (2007). Etmopterus gracilispinis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2007.RLTS.T63108A12607168.en
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Etmopterus gracilispinis" in FishBase. July 2006 version.