Etmopterus burgessi

Schaaf-Da Silva & Ebert, 2006

Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Etmopteridae

Reference of the original description
Schaaf-da Silva, J.A. & Ebert, D.A. (2006)
Etmopterus burgessi sp. nov., a new species of lanternshark (Squaliformes: Etmopteridae) from Taiwan. Zootaxa, 1373, 53–64

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Etmopterus burgessi
Holotype: CAS: 223476; Paratype: CAS: 223479; CAS: 223477; CAS: 223478;

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Citation: Etmopterus burgessi Schaaf-Da Silva & Ebert, 2006: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Lanternshark, Etmopterus burgessi, Schaaf-Da Silva & Ebert, 2006 © Pacific Shark Research Center at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML)
Short Description
The new species closely resembles other members of the Etmopterus lucifer group in having longitudinal rows of dermal denticles. It can be distinguished from congeners in having: a broader snout and gill length proportionally longer than other western North Pacific Etmopterus species; a shorter second dorsal fin height and caudal peduncle length; conspicuous dermal denticles on both the second dorsal fin and ventral snout surface; a flank marking, which resembles E. lucifer (Ref. 57876).

Northwest Pacific: Taiwan.

pelagic-oceanic; marine

Diagnosis: Upper teeth in 2–3 series, each tooth with a median lanceolate cusp, flanked by three smaller lateral cusplets on each side; denticles short and robust, arranged in regular longitudinal rows over most of body. Description: Teeth dissimilar in upper and lower jaws; upper teeth multicuspid in 2–3 series, each with a long median cusp flanked by lateral cusplets more than one half the length of median cusp; teeth in lower jaw in single series, unicuspid, interlocking, oblique, bladelike. Teeth in first row of upper jaw 26 (24–26), first row of lower jaw 40 (32–36) [5184];

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