Etmopterus robinsi Schofield & Burgess, 1997
photo by FAO

Family:  Etmopteridae (Lantern sharks)
Max. size:  31 cm TL (male/unsexed); 33.8 cm TL (female)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 400 - 800 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: off northeastern Florida and the Straits of Florida (USA) south to the offings of Nicaragua, Hispaniola, and the northern Lesser Antilles. It has not been collected in the southern Caribbean Sea and only in the southernmost Gulf of Mexico.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2. Dark-colored (Ref. 31236).
Biology:  Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 16.09.99
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 06.07.07

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