African lanternshark

Reproduction is ovoviviparous.

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The African lanternshark lives in the bathydemersal, marine, depth range 300 - 1000 m environment.

Range of the African lanternshark (in blue) Sharks portal The African lanternshark, Etmopterus polli, is a shark of the family Dalatiidae found in the eastern Atlantic between latitudes 12°N and 18°S, at depths of between 300 and 1,000 m. More

The African Lanternshark is a small and virtually unknown deepwater species. Its range lies within the eastern Atlantic between 980 and 3,280 feet. Laternsharks possess luminescent organs, which many of the species utilize to attract their deepwater prey. More

Common names

African lantern shark in English
African lanternshark in English
Afrikaanse lantaarnhaai in Dutch (Nederlands)
Afrikansk lanternehaj in Danish (dansk)
Lixinha-da-fundura in Portuguese (Português)
Sagre à menton lisse in French (français)
Tollo lucero africano in Spanish (español)
非洲乌鲨 in Mandarin Chinese
非洲烏鯊 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Squaliformes
Family : Etmopteridae
Genus : Etmopterus
Species : Etmopterus polli
Authority : Bigelow, Schroeder and Springer,1953