Pygmy lanternshark

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Pygmy lanternshark
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Etmopteridae
Genus: Etmopterus
E. fusus
Binomial name
Etmopterus fusus
Etmopterus fusus distmap.png
Range of the pygmy lanternshark (in blue)

The pygmy lanternshark (Etmopterus fusus) is a shark of the family Etmopteridae found in the eastern Indian Ocean from northern Western Australia and possibly Java, at depths of between 430 and 550 m. Its length is up to 26 cm.

Reproduction is ovoviviparous.


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