Etmopterus baxteri


New Zealand lanternshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Etmopteridae

Reference of the original description
GARRICK, J.A.F. (1957)
Studies on New Zealand Elasmobranchii. Part VI. Two new species of Etmopterus from New Zealand. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 116 (3): 169–190

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Etmopterus baxteri
Holotype: NMNZ: P01950;

Description :

Citation: Etmopterus baxteri GARRICK, 1957: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 10/2020

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Common names
spa Tollo lucero, fra \(T\) Sagre porte-feu, eng Lanternshark, eng New Zealand lantern shark, eng New Zealand lanternshark

Southwest Pacific: New Zealand. Occurrence in the Western Central Pacific is uncertain [544].

Distinct pairing with embrace [17086]. Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk (#733].

Size / Weight / Age
75.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [518])

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 878 - 1427 m [518]

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Aporhynchus tasmaniensis BEVERIDGE, 1990 [16251] [16112]
  • Plesiorhynchus etmopteri BEVERIDGE, 1990 [16112]

  • Neoalbionella etmopteri (YAMAGUTI, 1939) [28980]