False lanternshark

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False lanternshark
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Etmopteridae
Genus: Etmopterus
Species: E. pseudosqualiolus
Binomial name
Etmopterus pseudosqualiolus
Last, G. H. Burgess & Séret, 2002
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Range of the false lanternshark (in blue)

The false lanternshark or false pygmy shark (Etmopterus pseudosqualiolus) is a shark of the family Etmopteridae found in the western Pacific from the Norfolk Ridge and Lord Howe Ridge off New Caledonia.


  1. ^ Fowler, S.L. & Séret, B. (SSG Australia & Oceania Regional Workshop, March 2003). 2003. Etmopterus pseudosqualiolus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T41809A10566658. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2003.RLTS.T41809A10566658.en. Downloaded on 15 October 2017.