Fringefin Lanternsharks are small, slender deepwater sharks with a relatively wide range in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea at depths of 200 to 1000 m over muddy bottoms.
Biology and Behaviour
Fringefin lanternsharks are light brown above and grey below. They can grow to a maximum of 30 cm long.
There is little known about their biology.
Reproduction and Lifespan
Fringefin lanternsharks are ovoviviparous, but their litter size is unknown.
Conservation and Tourism
The IUCN has listed the fringefin lanternshark as least concern. They are not targeted, and are not commonly taken as bycatch from deepwater demersal fisheries. There are no conservation measures in place.
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