Taillight shark

The first specimen of the taillight shark was collected by the Cape Town trawler Arum in 1963, and was initially identified as a longnose pygmy shark before being recognized as a hitherto unknown species.

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The Taillight shark lives in the benthopelagic, marine, depth range 195 - 205 m environment.

The taillight shark, Euprotomicroides zantedeschia, is a little-known species of dogfish shark in the family Dalatiidae, and the only member of its genus. It is known from only two specimens collected from deep oceanic waters in the southern Atlantic Ocean. More

No image of Taillight shark found in the Shark Database Range Map Earth Map Systematics Phylum: Vertebates (Chordata) Class: Carlilagenous Fishes (Chondrichthyes) Order: Dogfish sharks (Squaliformes) More

Common names

Euprotomicroides in French (français)
Halelyshaj in Danish (dansk)
Squale à queue claire in French (français)
Staartlichtdwerghaai in Dutch (Nederlands)
Staartlichtdwerghaai in Unknown
taillight shark in English
Tollo rabo claro in Spanish (español)
亮尾拟小鳍鲨 in Mandarin Chinese
亮尾拟小鳍鲨 in Unknown
亮尾擬小鰭鯊 in Mandarin Chinese
亮尾擬小鰭鯊 in Unknown

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Order : Squaliformes
Family : Dalatiidae
Genus : Euprotomicroides
Species : Euprotomicroides zantedeschia
Authority : Hulley and Penrith,1966