Etmopterus compagnoi

FRICKE & KOCH, 1990


Brown lantern shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Etmopteridae

Reference of the original description
FRICKE, R. & KOCH, I. (1990)
A new species of the lantern shark genus Etmopterus from Southern Africa (Elasmobranchii: Squalidae). Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, Serie A, 450: 1–9

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Types
Etmopterus compagnoi
Holotype: SMNS: 8999; Paratype: SMNS: 9000;


Description :


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Etmopterus compagnoi FRICKE & KOCH, 1990, off South Africa; © Rob Leslie
Common names
eng Brown lantern shark

Short Description
Dark brown in color with no conspicuous flank margins (Ref. 6577).

Distribution
Southeast Atlantic: off southwestern Cape Province and northern Natal in South Africa (Ref. 6577, 11228). Etmopterus compagnoi was formerly confused with Etmopterus gracilispinis Krefft 1968 which also occurs off the eastern Cape and northern Natal.

Biology
Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
78.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [20053])

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 479 - 923 m [17736]

Dentition
Diagnosis: Upper jaw teeth with less than 3 lateral pairs of cusplets [3886];

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=2166;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Copepoda
  • Neoalbionella etmopteri (YAMAGUTI, 1939) [28980]