Family Etmopteridae - Lantern sharks
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Elasmobranchii
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Genera : 5 | Species : 47 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
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Marine
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Occurring in some parts of the Atlantic (extending north to Iceland), Indian and the Pacific. Tropical to temperate, continental and insular slopes, rarely on shelves; a few are oceanic. Both dorsal fins has grooved spines; caudal fin with subterminal notch; luminous organs usually present on body. Small sharks with maximum length under 90 centimeters in most species.
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Species/Synonymy list for the family Etmopteridae as currently in FishBase

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In the column CofF, the digit indicates the status of synchronization with CofF: 0: Not checked; 1: Same status;   2: Different status;   3: Other combination;   4: Synonym in CofF;   5: Species/Subspecies issue;   6: Synonym of another species in CofF;   7: Not in CofF;   8: Should not be in CofF. The CofF version currently used is the one published on 19-05-2014 (Ref. 95876).

The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Etmopterus spinax (Linnaeus, 1758)
acceptedseniornew
Squalus spinax Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal1
Squalus niger Broussonet, 1788
synonymjuniororiginal1
Etmopterus aculeatus Rafinesque, 1810
synonymjuniororiginal1
Spinax niger Cloquet, 1816
ambiguousotheroriginal1
Squalus infernus Blainville, 1825
synonymjuniororiginal2
Spinax gunneri Reinhardt, 1825
synonymjuniororiginal1
Spinax vitulinus de la Pylaie, 1835
ambiguousquestionableoriginal1
Spinax linnei Malm, 1877
synonymjuniororiginal1
Etmopterus pusillus (Lowe, 1839)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
! Etmopterus pusilus (Lowe, 1839)
synonymseniornew
Centrina nigra Lowe, 1834
synonymjuniororiginal1
Etmopterus frontimaculatus Pietschmann, 1907
synonymjuniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew
Spinax hillianus Poey, 1861
synonymseniororiginal1
Etmopterus granulosus (Günther, 1880)
acceptedseniornew
Spinax granulosus Günther, 1880
synonymseniororiginal1
Etmopterus baxteri (non Garrick, 1957)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Etmopterus lucifer Jordan & Snyder, 1902
acceptedseniororiginal1
Spinax lucifer (Jordan & Snyder, 1902)
synonymseniornew
Etmopterus abernethyi Garrick, 1957
synonymjuniororiginal1
Acanthidium molleri (non Whitley, 1930)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Etmopterus princeps Collett, 1904
acceptedseniororiginal1
Etmopterus villosus Gilbert, 1905
acceptedseniororiginal1
Etmopterus brachyurus Smith & Radcliffe, 1912
acceptedseniororiginal1
Etmopterus unicolor (Engelhardt, 1912)
acceptedseniornew
Spinax unicolor Engelhardt, 1912
synonymseniororiginal1
Etmopterus molleri (Whitley, 1939)
acceptedseniornew
Acanthidium molleri Whitley, 1939
synonymseniororiginal1
Etmopterus polli Bigelow, Schroeder & Springer, 1953
acceptedseniororiginal1
Etmopterus hillianus (non Poey, 1861)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Etmopterus schultzi Bigelow, Schroeder & Springer, 1953
acceptedseniororiginal1
Etmopterus virens Bigelow, Schroeder & Springer, 1953
acceptedseniororiginal1
Etmopterus baxteri Garrick, 1957
acceptedseniororiginal2
Etmopterus granulosus (non Günther, 1880)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Etmopterus bullisi Bigelow & Schroeder, 1957
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Etmopterus sentosus Bass, D'Aubrey & Kistnasamy, 1976
acceptedseniororiginal1
Etmopterus carteri Springer & Burgess, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal1
Etmopterus perryi Springer & Burgess, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal1
Etmopterus tasmaniensis Myagkov & Pavlov, 1986
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Etmopterus compagnoi Fricke & Koch, 1990
acceptedseniororiginal1
Etmopterus granulosus (non Günther, 1880)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Etmopterus gracilispinis (non Krefft, 1968)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Etmopterus litvinovi Parin & Kotlyar, 1990
acceptedseniororiginal1
Etmopterus pycnolepis Kotlyar, 1990
acceptedseniororiginal1
Etmopterus bigelowi Shirai & Tachikawa, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal1
Etmopterus robinsi Schofield & Burgess, 1997
acceptedseniororiginal1
Etmopterus caudistigmus Last, Burgess & Séret, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal1
Etmopterus dianthus Last, Burgess & Séret, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal1
Etmopterus sp. D Not applicable
synonymotherother
Etmopterus dislineatus Last, Burgess & Séret, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal1
Etmopterus sp. F Not applicable
synonymotherother
Etmopterus evansi Last, Burgess & Séret, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal1
Etmopterus sp. E Not applicable
synonymotherother
Etmopterus brachyurus (non Smith & Radcliffe, 1912)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Etmopterus fusus Last, Burgess & Séret, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal1
Etmopterus sp. C Not applicable
synonymotherother
Etmopterus pseudosqualiolus Last, Burgess & Séret, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal1
Etmopterus burgessi Schaaf-Da Silva & Ebert, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal1
Etmopterus joungi Knuckey, Ebert & Burgess, 2011
acceptedseniororiginal1
Etmopterus sculptus Ebert, Compagno & De Vries, 2011
acceptedseniororiginal1
Etmopterus sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Etmopterus lucifer (non Jordan & Snyder, 1902)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Spinax lucifer (non Jordan & Snyder, 1902)
misappliedmisappliednew
Etmopterus brachyurus (non Smith & Radcliffe, 1912)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Etmopterus viator Straube, 2011
acceptedseniororiginal1
Centroscyllium fabricii (Reinhardt, 1825)
acceptedseniornew
Spinax fabricii Reinhardt, 1825
synonymseniororiginal1
! Centroscyllium farbicii (Reinhardt, 1825)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniororiginal1
Centroscyllium ornatum (Alcock, 1889)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Centroscyllium granulosum (non Günther, 1880)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Centroscyllium ritteri Jordan & Fowler, 1903
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Centroscyllium excelsum Shirai & Nakaya, 1990
acceptedseniororiginal1
Aculeola nigra de Buen, 1959
acceptedseniororiginal1
Miroscyllium sheikoi (Dolganov, 1986)
acceptedseniornew
Centroscyllium sheikoi Dolganov, 1986
synonymseniororiginal1
Trigonognathus kabeyai Mochizuki & Ohe, 1990
acceptedseniororiginal2
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