The Caribbean Lanternshark is a shark of the family Etmopteridae, found in the eastern and western Atlantic.
Biology and Description:
There is not enough information regarding this species’ biology. Size at maturity for females is unknown and for males is >20 cm TL. this species reaches a maximum size of >28 cm TL. Reproduction mode is ovoviviparous with a litter size of 4-5 pups. Size at birth is 9 cm TL.
A bathydemersal species found in the upper continental and insular slopes on sandy bottoms. Its distribution ranges from Western Atlantic (Virginia to southern Florida, Cuba, Bermuda, and St. Kitts; including Brazil) and Eastern Atlantic.
This species is not targeted and there are no current threats. There are no current conservation measures in place for this species. More information regarding this species’ biology, ecology, and information on catches are required.
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