Combtooth Lanternshark

About the Combtooth Lanternshark

The Comb-Toothed lanternshark is a species shark in the family Etmopteridae, found in the South China Sea between Vietnam and Hainan Island, at a depth between 510 and 690 m. Known from a holotype that measured 29 cm long. Reproduction is ovoviviparous.

No more information is available regarding this species.

Listed as “Data Deficient” by the IUCN.

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Scientific Name Etmopterus decacuspidatus
OrderDog and Angelfish Sharks - Squaliformes
GenusEtmopterus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionOvoviviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size Unknown
Common Length 29.0 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 512 - 692 m.
DistributionNorthwest Pacific
EnvironmentBathydemersal
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