Etmopterus brachyurus

SMITH & RADCLIFFE, 1912


Shorttail lanternshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Etmopteridae

Reference of the original description
SMITH, H.M. (1912)
The squaloid sharks of the Philippine Archipelago, with descriptions of new genera and species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 41: 677–685, pl. 50–54

Image of the original description

Etmopterus brachyurus SMITH & RADCLIFFE, 1912

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Etmopterus cf. brachyurus

Types
Etmopterus brachyurus
Holotype: USNM: 70257;


Description :


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Etmopterus brachyurus SMITH & RADCLIFFE, 1912 © Nicolas Straube, University of Jena & Bavarian State Collection of Zoology
Common names
spa Tollo lucero mocho, fra \(T\) Sagre porte-feu à queue courte, eng Short-tail lantern shark, eng Short-tail lanternshark, eng Shorttail lantern shark, eng Shorttail lanternshark, eng Shorttail laternshark

Short Description
A slim lanternshark with conspicuous lines of rough denticles on the head and body [536]. Grey-brown above, underside black with narrow, elongated dark mark above, in front of and behind the pelvic fins [536].

Distribution
Western Pacific: Japan and Philippines, possibly elsewhere in the western Pacific [544]. Recorded from off Shark Bay, Western Australia [1388]. Records from southern Africa possibly based on other species [544]. Often confused with Etmopterus molleri and Etmopterus lucifer [544]. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Biology
Bears 2 young [536]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086]. Found on the continental slope (Ref. 75154). Feeds on fish and zoobenthos [536].

Size / Weight / Age
50.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [1388])

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 451 - 900 m [536]

Dentition
Teeth in upper jaw small, pentacuspid, the cusps lanceolate and evenly graduated; the unicuspid teeth in lower jaw larger, the point sharp and oblique; pentacuspid, the cusps lanceolate and evenly graduated; the unicuspid teeth in lower jaw larger, the point sharp and oblique [2232];

Remarks
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