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Family: Etmopteridae Lantern sharks



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Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Aculeola nigra de Buen, 1959

Photo by Photo by Elasmolab Universidad Austral de Chile
 
Aculeola nigra
[Hooktooth dogfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 63.6 cm TL

 
Centroscyllium excelsum
[Highfin dogfish]



Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 107 cm TL
Centroscyllium fabricii (Reinhardt, 1825)

Photo by Photo by Román Marcote, E.
 
Centroscyllium fabricii
[Black dogfish]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Centroscyllium granulatum Günther, 1887

Photo by Photo by Elasmolab Universidad Austral de Chile
 
Centroscyllium granulatum
[Granular dogfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Centroscyllium kamoharai Abe, 1966

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Centroscyllium kamoharai
[Bareskin dogfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Centroscyllium nigrum Garman, 1899

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Centroscyllium nigrum
[Combtooth dogfish]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Centroscyllium ornatum (Alcock, 1889)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Centroscyllium ornatum
[Ornate dogfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Centroscyllium ritteri Jordan & Fowler, 1903

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Centroscyllium ritteri
[Whitefin dogfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 39 cm TL
Etmopterus alphus Ebert, Straube, Leslie & Weigmann, 2016

Photo by Photo by Weigmann, S.
 
Etmopterus alphus
[Whitecheek lanternshark]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Etmopterus baxteri Garrick, 1957

Photo by Photo by Duffy, C.
 
Etmopterus baxteri
[New Zealand lanternshark]
No picture found

Max. Length 51.5 cm TL

 
Etmopterus benchleyi
[Ninja lanternshark]



Atlantic, Indian Ocean an
Max. Length 73 cm TL
Etmopterus bigelowi Shirai & Tachikawa, 1993

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Etmopterus bigelowi
[Blurred smooth lantern shark]



Restricted to northwester
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Etmopterus brachyurus Smith & Radcliffe, 1912

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Etmopterus brachyurus
[Shorttail lanternshark]



Western Atlantic

Etmopterus bullisi Bigelow & Schroeder, 1957

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Etmopterus bullisi
[Lined lanternshark]
No picture found

Max. Length 40.6 cm TL

 
Etmopterus burgessi
[]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 21.2 cm TL
Etmopterus carteri Springer & Burgess, 1985

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Etmopterus carteri
[Cylindrical lantern shark]
No picture found

Max. Length 33.9 cm TL

 
Etmopterus caudistigmus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 78 cm TL

 
Etmopterus compagnoi
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 29 cm TL
Etmopterus decacuspidatus Chan, 1966

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Etmopterus decacuspidatus
[Combtoothed lanternshark]
No picture found

Max. Length 40.9 cm TL

 
Etmopterus dianthus
[Pink lanternshark]
No picture found

Max. Length 44.8 cm TL

 
Etmopterus dislineatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 29.7 cm TL

 
Etmopterus evansi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 29.3 cm TL

 
Etmopterus fusus
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Etmopterus gracilispinis Krefft, 1968

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Etmopterus gracilispinis
[Broadbanded lanternshark]



Southeast Pacific and Sou
Max. Length 74.9 cm TL
Etmopterus granulosus (Günther, 1880)

Photo by Photo by Graham, K.
 
Etmopterus granulosus
[Southern lanternshark]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Etmopterus hillianus (Poey, 1861)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Etmopterus hillianus
[Caribbean lanternshark]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 45.6 cm TL
Etmopterus joungi Knuckey, Ebert & Burgess, 2011

Photo by Photo by Ebert, D.A.
 
Etmopterus joungi
[Shortfin smooth lanternshark]
No picture found

Max. Length 36.8 cm TL

 
Etmopterus lailae
[Laila’s lanternshark]



Southeast Pacific.

Etmopterus litvinovi Parin & Kotlyar, 1990

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Etmopterus litvinovi
[Smalleye lantern shark]



Restricted to Northwester
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Etmopterus lucifer Jordan & Snyder, 1902

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Etmopterus lucifer
[Blackbelly lanternshark]
No picture found

Max. Length 23.4 cm TL

 
Etmopterus marshae
[Marsha’s lanternshark]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Etmopterus molleri (Whitley, 1939)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Etmopterus molleri
[Mollers lantern shark]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Etmopterus perryi Springer & Burgess, 1985

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Etmopterus perryi
[Dwarf lantern shark]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Etmopterus polli Bigelow, Schroeder & Springer, 1953

Photo by Photo by Ramjohn, D.D.
 
Etmopterus polli
[African lanternshark]



Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Etmopterus princeps Collett, 1904

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Etmopterus princeps
[Great lanternshark]
No picture found

Max. Length 45.3 cm TL

 
Etmopterus pseudosqualiolus
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Etmopterus pusillus (Lowe, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Andrade Coelho, R.P.
 
Etmopterus pusillus
[Smooth lanternshark]



Southeastern Pacific
Max. Length 51.1 cm TL
Etmopterus pycnolepis Kotlyar, 1990

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Etmopterus pycnolepis
[Dense-scale lantern shark]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 33.8 cm TL
Etmopterus robinsi Schofield & Burgess, 1997

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Etmopterus robinsi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 27.7 cm TL

 
Etmopterus samadiae
[Papuan lanternshark]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Etmopterus schultzi Bigelow, Schroeder & Springer, 1953

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Etmopterus schultzi
[Fringefin lanternshark]
No picture found

Max. Length 51.5 cm TL

 
Etmopterus sculptus
[Sculpted lanternshark]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Etmopterus sentosus Bass, D'Aubrey & Kistnasamy, 1976

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Etmopterus sentosus
[Thorny lanternshark]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Etmopterus spinax (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Salesjö, A.
 
Etmopterus spinax
[Velvet belly]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Etmopterus splendidus Yano, 1988

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Etmopterus splendidus
[Splendid lanternshark]
No picture found


 
Etmopterus tasmaniensis
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Etmopterus unicolor (Engelhardt, 1912)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Etmopterus unicolor
[Brown lanternshark]
No picture found

Max. Length 57.7 cm TL

 
Etmopterus viator
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Etmopterus villosus Gilbert, 1905

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Etmopterus villosus
[Hawaiian lanternshark]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Etmopterus virens Bigelow, Schroeder & Springer, 1953

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Etmopterus virens
[Green lanternshark]



Northwest Pacific

Miroscyllium sheikoi (Dolganov, 1986)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Miroscyllium sheikoi
[Rasptooth dogfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 53.9 cm TL
Trigonognathus kabeyai Mochizuki & Ohe, 1990

Photo by Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Trigonognathus kabeyai
[Viper dogfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Aculeola nigra Hooktooth dogfish Southeast Pacific 60 TL 1959
Centroscyllium excelsum Highfin dogfish Northwest Pacific 63.6 TL 1990
Centroscyllium fabricii Black dogfish Northwest Atlantic 107 TL 1825
Centroscyllium granulatum Granular dogfish Southwest Atlantic 28 TL 1887
Centroscyllium kamoharai Bareskin dogfish Western Pacific 60 TL 1966
Centroscyllium nigrum Combtooth dogfish Eastern Pacific 51 TL 1899
Centroscyllium ornatum Ornate dogfish Indian Ocean 30 TL 1889
Centroscyllium ritteri Whitefin dogfish Northwest Pacific 43 TL 1903
Etmopterus alphus Whitecheek lanternshark Western Indian Ocean 39 TL 2016
Etmopterus baxteri New Zealand lanternshark Southwest Pacific 75 TL 1957
Etmopterus benchleyi Ninja lanternshark Eastern Pacific Ocean 51.5 TL 2015
Etmopterus bigelowi Blurred smooth lantern shark Atlantic, Indian Ocean an 73 TL 1993
Etmopterus brachyurus Shorttail lanternshark Restricted to northwester 50 TL 1912
Etmopterus bullisi Lined lanternshark Western Atlantic 1957
Etmopterus burgessi Northwest Pacific 40.6 TL 2006
Etmopterus carteri Cylindrical lantern shark Western Central Atlantic 21.2 TL 1985
Etmopterus caudistigmus Western Central Pacific 33.9 TL 2002
Etmopterus compagnoi Southeast Atlantic 78 TL 1990
Etmopterus decacuspidatus Combtoothed lanternshark Northwest Pacific 29 TL 1966
Etmopterus dianthus Pink lanternshark Western Pacific 40.9 TL 2002
Etmopterus dislineatus Western Pacific 44.8 TL 2002
Etmopterus evansi Eastern Indian Ocean 29.7 TL 2002
Etmopterus fusus Eastern Indian Ocean 29.3 TL 2002
Etmopterus gracilispinis Broadbanded lanternshark Western Atlantic 35 TL 1968
Etmopterus granulosus Southern lanternshark Southeast Pacific and Sou 74.9 TL 1880
Etmopterus hillianus Caribbean lanternshark Western Atlantic 50 TL 1861
Etmopterus joungi Shortfin smooth lanternshark Northwest Pacific 45.6 TL 2011
Etmopterus lailae Laila’s lanternshark Eastern Central Pacific 36.8 TL 2017
Etmopterus litvinovi Smalleye lantern shark Southeast Pacific. 1990
Etmopterus lucifer Blackbelly lanternshark Restricted to Northwester 47 TL 1902
Etmopterus marshae Marsha’s lanternshark Western Pacific 23.4 TL 2018
Etmopterus molleri Mollers lantern shark Western Pacific 46 TL 1939
Etmopterus perryi Dwarf lantern shark Western Central Atlantic 20 TL 1985
Etmopterus polli African lanternshark Eastern Atlantic 30 TL 1953
Etmopterus princeps Great lanternshark Northwest Atlantic 75 TL 1904
Etmopterus pseudosqualiolus Western Pacific 45.3 TL 2002
Etmopterus pusillus Smooth lanternshark Western Atlantic 50 TL 1839
Etmopterus pycnolepis Dense-scale lantern shark Southeastern Pacific 51.1 TL 1990
Etmopterus robinsi Western Central Atlantic 33.8 TL 1997
Etmopterus samadiae Papuan lanternshark Western Pacific 27.7 TL 2017
Etmopterus schultzi Fringefin lanternshark Western Central Atlantic 30 TL 1953
Etmopterus sculptus Sculpted lanternshark Southeast Atlantic and So 51.5 TL 2011
Etmopterus sentosus Thorny lanternshark Western Indian Ocean 27 TL 1976
Etmopterus spinax Velvet belly Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1758
Etmopterus splendidus Splendid lanternshark Western Pacific 30 TL 1988
Etmopterus tasmaniensis Eastern Indian Ocean 1986
Etmopterus unicolor Brown lanternshark Western Pacific 75 TL 1912
Etmopterus viator Southern Ocean 57.7 TL 2011
Etmopterus villosus Hawaiian lanternshark Eastern Central Pacific 46 TL 1905
Etmopterus virens Green lanternshark Western Central Atlantic 23 TL 1953
Miroscyllium sheikoi Rasptooth dogfish Northwest Pacific 1986
Trigonognathus kabeyai Viper dogfish Northwest Pacific 53.9 TL 1990



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