Etmopterus schultzi

Bigelow, Schroeder & Springer, 1953

Fringefin 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

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

Etmopterus schultzi
Holotype: USNM: 113381; Paratype: BMNH: 1955.5.11.3 (old: MCZ 38162) MCZ: 38161 MCZ: 38162 MCZ: 38080 (old: 160857) MCZ: 38083 USNM: 160858; USNM: 160857; USNM: 160855; USNM: 160850; USNM: 160856; USNM: 160851; USNM: 160849;

Description :

Citation: Etmopterus schultzi Bigelow, Schroeder & Springer, 1953: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 10/2021

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Etmopterus schultzi BIGELOW, SCHROEDER & SPRINGER, 1953, © NOOA
Common names
spa Tollo lucero franjeado, fra \(T\) Sagre à nageoires frangées, eng Fringefin lantern shark, eng Fringefin lanternshark, eng Fringfin lanternshark

Western Central Atlantic: Texas to Florida (USA), northern Gulf of Mexico, and Mexico. Source:

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
27.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [518]); 30 cm TL (female)

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 200 - 1000 m [13336]

Diagnosis: Teeth smooth edged, 38/32 in type specimen, 32/32 in female of 254 mm; uppers mostly with 7 cusps, a few with 8 (4 laterals on the one side, 3 on the other), a few with only 5 or 6; median cusp considerably the longest and stoutest, the lateral cusps on each side graded in length outward. Lower teeth with the cusp directed so strongly outward as to form a practically unbroken cutting edge approximately parallel with the jaw [2749];

shark-references Species-ID=2188;