New Zealand Lanternshark

About the New Zealand Lanternshark

The New Zealand Lanternshark is a very little-known shark that is listed as Least Concern from the IUCN Red List for Endangered Species, and not evaluated when it comes to threats or conservation.

They can be found between 878 and 1427 metres deep on or near the bottom of the upper insular slopes off New Zealand in the southwest Pacific Ocean.

This small, deepwater species grow to a maximum length of 75 cm. Reproduction is ovoviviparous and embryos feed solely on yolk.

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Scientific NameEtmopterus baxteri
OrderDog and Angelfish Sharks - Squaliformes
CitesNot Listed
IUCNLeast Concern
Common Length75 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range878 - 1427 m
DistributionSouthwest Pacific