West Indian lanternshark

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West Indian lanternshark
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Etmopteridae
Genus: Etmopterus
Species: E. robinsi
Binomial name
Etmopterus robinsi
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Range of the West Indian lanternshark (in blue)

The West Indian lanternshark (Etmopterus robinsi) is a shark of the family Etmopteridae found in the western central Atlantic, at depths between 400 and 800 m (1,300 and 2,600 ft). Its length is up to 31 cm (12 in).

Reproduction is ovoviviparous.


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  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Etmopterus robinsi" in FishBase. July 2006 version.
  • Compagno, Dando, & Fowler, Sharks of the World, Princeton University Press, New Jersey 2005 ISBN 0-691-12072-2