Moller’s Lanternshark

About the Moller’s Lanternshark

Moller’s Lanternshark, also known as slendertail lanternshark, is a poorly known deepwater shark from off the coasts of New Zealand and Australia in the southwest Pacific Ocean at depths from 250 to 860 m. 

Biology and Behaviour

Moller’s lanternsharks are light brown above and black below with a pale stripe on the side and a black streak above and behind the pelvic fins. They can grow up to 46 cm long.

Reproduction and Lifespan

Moller’s lanternshark are ovoviviparous, but their litter size is unknown. 

Conservation and Tourism

The IUCN lists Moller’s lanternshark as data deficient. There are no conservation measures in place for this species.   

Do you have images or videos of Moller’s Lanternsharks?
Submit them to info@sharkwater.com.

Moller’s Lanternshark Gallery


Scientific Name Etmopterus molleri
OrderDog and Angelfish Sharks - Squaliformes
GenusEtmopterus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNLeast Concern
ReproductionOvoviviparous
SizeSmall
Litter SizeUnknown
SpeciesEtmopterus molleri
Common Length27.0 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range200 - 1000 m
DistributionSouthwest Pacific
EnvironmentBathydemersal
\