Etmopterus gracilispinis

KREFFT, 1968

Broadbanded lanternshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Etmopteridae

Reference of the original description
KREFFT, G. (1968)
Neue and erstmalig nachgewiesene Knorpelfische aus dem Archibenthal des Südwestantlantiks, einschließlich einer Diskussion einiger Etmopterus-Arten südlicher Meere. Archiv für Fischereiwissenschaft, 19 (1): 42 p.

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Common names
spa Tollo lucero bandoneado, fra \(T\) Sagre rubané, eng Broadband dogfish, eng Broadband lantern fish, eng Broadband lantern shark, eng Broadbanded lanternshark

Short Description
A stout lanternshark with a short tail and small conical denticles, not forming conspicuous lines along the body [536]. Brown above, becoming black ventrally with inconspicuous, elongated, broad black marks along the caudal fin and at its base [536].

Western Atlantic: Virginia and Florida (USA), Uruguay and Argentina; reported off Suriname [2445] and Brazil [19579]. Southeast Atlantic: off the eastern Cape and northern Natal in South Africa [20053]. Some reports of this species from the southeast Atlantic may be misidentifications of the recently described Etmopterus compagnoi (Ref. 36731). Source:

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Distinct pairing with embrace [17086]. Pups born with 13 cm length. Found on outer continental shelves and upper slopes on or near the bottom at depths of 100 to 1,000 m; also pelagic at depths of 70 to 480 m over water 2,240 m deep off Argentina. Feeds on bony fish, octopus, squid and deep-water shrimp.

Size / Weight / Age
35.0 cm TL (male/unsexed); 33 cm TL (female)

benthopelagic; marine; depth range 70 - 1000 m [518]

Diagnose: Zähne 27/28, wie üblich glattrandig; im Oberkiefer fünfspitzig, die mittlere Spitze viel länger als die seitlichen; im Unterkiefer einspitzig, die Spitzen stark auswärts gerichtet, die als Schneiden funktionierenden Innenkanten dem Verlauf des Kiefers nahezu parallel. Im Oberkiefer 2 bis 3, im Unterkiefer nur 1 Zahnreihe gleichzeitig in Funktion [2694];

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