Splendid lanternshark

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Splendid lanternshark
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Etmopteridae
Genus: Etmopterus
Species: E. splendidus
Binomial name
Etmopterus splendidus
Ka. Yano, 1988
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Range of the splendid lanternshark (in blue)

The splendid lanternshark (Etmopterus splendidus) is a shark of the family Etmopteridae found in the western Pacific at depths between 120 and 210 m. Its length is up to 30 cm.

Reproduction is ovoviviparous.


  1. ^ McCormack, C. 2009. Etmopterus splendidus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T161448A5426497. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009-2.RLTS.T161448A5426497.en. Downloaded on 18 October 2017.