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Etmopterus lailae  Ebert, Papastamatiou, Kajiura & Wetherbee, 2017

Laila’s lanternshark
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

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);  lailae: Named for Laila Mostello-Wetherbee, shark enthusiast and daughter of coauthor Brad Wetherbee.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; brackish; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 314 - 384 m (Ref. 116235).   Tropical

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Eastern Central Pacific: Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Koko and South Kanmu seamounts.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 36.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116235)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This moderately large, slender linear-denticled Etmopterus species is distinguished from its congeners within the E. lucifer clade having the length of its anterior flank marking branch being much longer relative to its posterior branch (vs. all other members of this genus, except for two species, having the posterior branch equal or longer than the anterior branch. E. lailae differs from the two species (E. lucifer and E. sculptus) with an anterior branch relatively longer than the posterior branch by having a higher spiral valve count 14-16 (vs.8-9); a slightly lower precaudal vertebral count, 53-57 (vs. 55-64); lower number of teeth on the lower jaw 26-28 (vs./ 30-43); and by lacking dermal denticles between the nostrils on the ventral snout surface and on the dorsal fins (vs. denticles present on the snout and dorsal fins) (Ref. 116235).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Ebert, D.A., Y.P. Papastamatiou, S.M. Kajiura and B.M. Wetherbee, 2017. Etmopterus lailae sp. nov., a new lanternshark (Squaliformes: Etmopteridae) from the northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Zootaxa 4237(2):371-382. (Ref. 116235)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.1   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .