Etmopterus pycnolepis Kotlyar, 1990
Dense-scale lantern shark
Etmopterus pycnolepis
photo by FAO

Family:  Etmopteridae (Lantern sharks)
Max. size:  51.1 cm TL (female)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; depth range 564 - 880 m
Distribution:  Southeastern Pacific: Nazca and Sala y Gomez submarine ridges
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Holotype taken from a depth of 350 m (Ref. 26282). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 01 March 2007 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Compagno, Leonard J.V. - 16.09.99
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 26.11.18

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