Etmopterus bullisi

Bigelow & Schroeder, 1957

Lined lanternshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Etmopteridae

Reference of the original description
Bigelow, H.B. & Schroeder, W.C. (1957)
A study of the sharks of the suborder Squaloidea. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 117(1), 1–150

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Etmopterus bullisi
Holotype: USNM: 158186; Paratype: MCZ: 39725;

Description :

Citation: Etmopterus bullisi Bigelow & Schroeder, 1957: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Etmopterus bullisi Bigelow & Schroeder, 1957, juvenile, off Charleston, ca. 800 m depth, TL ca. 40 cm ZMH 119651 © Patrick Gutjahr 2015
Common names
spa Tollo lucero rayado, fra \(T\) Sagre chien, eng Lined lantern shark, eng Lined lanternshark

Western Atlantic: North Carolina to northern Florida (USA) and Honduras. Source:

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

bathydemersal; marine; depth range ? - 850 m [13336], usually 250 - 850 m [13336]

Teeth smooth edged as in other members of this genus; uppers with only 3 cusps, the axial much the largest. Lowers with cutting edge nearly parallel with general trend of the jaw. Cusp of the median lower tooth, identified as such by its base overlapping that of the next tooth on either side, directed strongly outward, to the one side or the other, on all specimens seen. Two or three rows functional in upper jaw but one row only in lower jaw [198];