Etmopterus robinsi

SCHOFIELD & BURGESS, 1997



Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Etmopteridae

Reference of the original description
SCHOFIELD, P.J. & BURGESS, G.H. (1997)
Etmopterus robinsi (Elasmobranchii, Etmopteridae), a New Species of Deepwater Lantern Shark from the Caribbean Sea and Western North Atlantic, with a Redescription of Etmopterus hillianus. Bulletin of Marine Science, 60 (3): 1060–1073

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Citation: Etmopterus robinsi SCHOFIELD & BURGESS, 1997: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 12/2018

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Short Description
Dark-colored [2123].

Distribution
Western Central Atlantic: off northeastern Florida and the Straits of Florida (USA) south to the offings of Nicaragua, Hispaniola, and the northern Lesser Antilles. It has not been collected in the southern Caribbean Sea and only in the southernmost Gulf of Mexico. Source: www.gbif.org

Biology
Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
31.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [2123]); 33.8 cm TL (female)

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 400 - 800 m [13336], usually 549 - 786 m [2123]

Dentition
Diagnosis: Upper teeth with five cusps and unicuspid lower teeth with recumbent cusps. Description: The teeth in the upper jaw of E. robinsi have five cusps, and the lower jaw contains unicuspid teeth with recumbent cusps [2123];

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=2187;