Etmopterus polli

BIGELOW, SCHROEDER & SPRINGER, 1953


African lanternshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Etmopteridae

Reference of the original description
BIGELOW, H.B. & SCHROEDER, W.C. & SPRINGER, S. (1953)
New and little known sharks from the Atlantic and from the Gulf of Mexico. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 109 (3): 213–276

Image of the original description

Etmopterus polli BIGELOW, SCHROEDER & SPRINGER, 1953, © Bigelow et al, 1953

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Etmopterus cf. polli

Types
Etmopterus polli
Holotype: MCZ: 38001 Paratype: MCZ: 38000.a MCZ: 38001.b to Garrick (old: 38001) USNM: 163370 (old: MCZ 38001); USNM: 163364 (old: MCZ 38000);


Description :


Citation: Etmopterus polli BIGELOW, SCHROEDER & SPRINGER, 1953: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2019

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Etmopterus polli BIGELOW, SCHROEDER & SPRINGER, 1953 © Nicolas Straube, University of Jena & Bavarian State Collection of Zoology
Common names
spa Tollo lucero africano, fra \(T\) Sagre à menton lisse, eng African lantern shark, eng African lanternshark, por Lixinha-da-fundura

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: Guinea to Côte d"quot;Ivoire; Nigeria to Angola. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: not marketed/unknown; price reliability:

Biology
Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
30.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [20048]); 24 cm TL (female)

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 300 - 1000 m

Dentition
Teeth smooth edged, of the usual etmopterid shapes; 29/16-1-16. in type specimen, 27-34/28-30 in other specimens 207-232 mm. long. Upper teeth mostly with 5-7 cusps, the median cusp much the longest, the outermost cusp on each side much the shortest; a few teeth with only 3 cusps. Lower teeth with the cusp directed so strongly outward that the inner cutting edges are practically parallel with the general contour of the jaw; median lower tooth in type but not in ten other specimens examined. Mostly three rows in function simultaneously in upper jaw, one row in lower jaw [2749];

Remarks
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