Etmopterus bigelowi Shirai & Tachikawa, 1993
Blurred smooth lantern shark
Etmopterus bigelowi
photo by Fischer, L.G.

Family:  Etmopteridae (Lantern sharks)
Max. size:  67 cm TL (male/unsexed); 73 cm TL (female)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; depth range 163 - 1000 m
Distribution:  Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Western Pacific. In the western Atlantic from the Gulf of Mexico to Argentina (Ref. 57911).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). Feeds on small sharks, squids and myctophids.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 18.11.96
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 26.11.18

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