Combtoothed lanternshark

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Combtoothed lanternshark
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Etmopteridae
Genus: Etmopterus
Species: E. decacuspidatus
Binomial name
Etmopterus decacuspidatus
W. L. Y. Chan, 1966
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Range of the combtooth lanternshark (in blue)

The combtoothed lanternshark (Etmopterus decacuspidatus) is a shark of the family Etmopteridae the only specimen, and holotype, being found from the South China Sea between the Viet Nam coast and Hainan Island, at a depth of between 510 and 690 m. The holotype's length is 29 cm.

Reproduction is presumed to be ovoviviparous.


  1. ^ McCormack, C. 2009. Etmopterus decacuspidatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T161585A5457917. Downloaded on 14 October 2017.