Slendertail lanternshark

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Slendertail lanternshark
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Etmopteridae
Genus: Etmopterus
Species: E. molleri
Binomial name
Etmopterus molleri
(Whitley, 1939)
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Range of the slendertail lanternshark (in blue)

The slendertail lanternshark or Moller's lanternshark (Etmopterus molleri) is a shark of the family Etmopteridae found in the western Indian Ocean between latitudes 34°N and 46°S at depths between 250 and 860 m. It can grow up to 46 cm in length.

Reproduction is presumed to be ovoviviparous.


  1. ^ Kyne, P.M., Ebert, D.A. & Schaaf-Da Silva, A. 2015. Etmopterus molleri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T161407A68622705. Downloaded on 15 October 2017.