Cylindrical lanternshark

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Cylindrical lanternshark
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Etmopteridae
Genus: Etmopterus
Species: E. carteri
Binomial name
Etmopterus carteri
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Range of the cylindrical lanternshark (in blue)

The cylindrical lanternshark or Carter Gilbert's lanternshark (Etmopterus carteri) is a shark of the family Etmopteridae found along the Caribbean coast of Colombia in South America, at depths of between 285 and 355 m. Its maximum length is 21 cm.

Reproduction is presumed to be ovoviviparous, with three to 20 pups of 10 – 20 cm in length per litter.[2]


  1. ^ Cavanagh, R.D. 2006. Etmopterus carteri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60238A12332262. Downloaded on 14 October 2017.
  2. ^ Florida Atlantic University (2007). "The Lantern Sharks" (PDF).