The Great Lanternshark is a relatively small deepwater shark that ranges in the North and Eastern Central Atlantic. In the North Atlantic, Great Lanternsharks can be found in waters over 4000 m deep, but they typically swim between 300 to over 2000 m deep.
There is very little known about this deepwater shark.
Biology and Behaviour:
Great lanterns have a large, stout blackish body. Their gill slits are long (half of their eye length) and a moderately long, broad tail.
Mature females are approximately 65 cm long and they can grow to a maximum length of 75 cm.
Reproduction and Lifespan:
Great lanterns are ovoviviparous.
Conservation and Tourism:
The IUCN lists great laternsharks as data deficient, and there no conservation actions in place for them.
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