Etmopterus virens

BIGELOW, SCHROEDER & SPRINGER, 1953


Green 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 virens BIGELOW, SCHROEDER & SPRINGER, 1953, © Bigelow et al, 1953

Types
Etmopterus virens
Holotype: USNM: 160859; Paratype: BMNH: 1955.5.11.4 MCZ: 38163 MCZ: 38160 MCZ: 38081 USNM: 160864; USNM: 160862; USNM: 160854; USNM: 160853; USNM: 160852; USNM: 113380; USNM: 165560; USNM: 160863; USNM: 160861;


Description :


Citation: Etmopterus virens BIGELOW, SCHROEDER & SPRINGER, 1953: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 10/2020

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Etmopterus virens BIGELOW, SCHROEDER & SPRINGER, 1953, © FAO, www.fish-base.org
Common names
spa Tollo lucero verde, fra \(T\) Sagre vert, eng Green lantern shark, eng Green lanternshark

Distribution
Western Central Atlantic: Texas to Florida (USA), northern Gulf of Mexico, and Nicaragua. Reported off Suriname [2445]. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Biology
Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
23.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [518]); 23 cm TL (female)

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 100 - 1000 m [13336]

Dentition
Teeth smooth edged, 34/32 in type specimen, 29/24 in female of 153 mm.; no median tooth in lower jaw in either case; upper teeth mostly with 5 cusps, occasionally with only 4 (1 lateral cusp on the one side, 2 on the other), the median cusp much the longest, the outermost cusp on each side very small. Lower teeth with cusps directed so strongly outward, toward the corner of the mouth, that the inner edges of the functional row form an almost continuous cutting edge parallel with the jaw [2749];

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=2196;