Fringefin Lanternshark

About the Fringefin Lanternshark

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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Scientific Name Etmopterus schultzi
OrderDog and Angelfish Sharks - Squaliformes
GenusEtmopterus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNLeast Concern
ReproductionOvoviviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size Unknown
Species Etmopterus schultzi
Common Length 30.0cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 200-1000 m
DistributionWestern Central Atlantic
EnvironmentBathydemersal
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