Etmopterus compagnoi Fricke & Koch, 1990
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Family:  Etmopteridae (Lantern sharks)
Max. size:  78 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; marine; depth range 479 - 923 m
Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic: off southwestern Cape Province and northern Natal in South Africa (Ref. 6577, 11228). Etmopterus compagnoi was formerly confused with Etmopterus gracilispinis Krefft 1968 which also occurs off the eastern Cape and northern Natal.
Diagnosis:  Dark brown in color with no conspicuous flank margins (Ref. 6577).
Biology:  Found in deep water. Males mature at 55 cm. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 April 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 18.11.96
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 26.11.18

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