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Etmopterus unicolor  (Engelhardt, 1912)

Brown lanternshark
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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Squaliformes (Bramble, sleeper and dogfish sharks) > Etmopteridae (Lantern sharks)
Etymology: Etmopterus: Greek, ethmos, -ou = sieve or ethmoides bone + Greek, pteron = wing, fin (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Subtropical, preferred ?; 39°N - 33°S

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Western Pacific: Japan (Ref. 247) and New Zealand (Ref. 13669).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 60 - ? cm
Max length : 64.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13669); 75.0 cm TL (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A little-known lanternshark, mainly from depths below 900 m. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205).

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Distinct pairing with embrace (Ref. 205).

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Compagno, L.J.V., 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 1 - Hexanchiformes to Lamniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/1):1-249. Rome, FAO. (Ref. 247)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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