Etmopterus decacuspidatus

Chan, 1966

Combtoothed lanternshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Etmopteridae

Reference of the original description
Chan, W.L. (1966)
New sharks from the South China Sea. Journal of Zoology, 146(2), 218–237

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Etmopterus cf. decacuspidatus

Etmopterus decacuspidatus
Holotype: BMNH: 1965.8.11.7;

Description :

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Etmopterus decacuspidatus Chan, 1966 (BPS-0735) © Samuel P. Iglésias, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Département Milieux et Peuplements Aquatiques Chondrichthyans from the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean
Common names
spa Tollo lucero peine, fra \(T\) Sagre filtre, eng Combtooth lantern shark, eng Combtoothed lanternshark

Northwest Pacific: South China Sea between the Viet Nam coast and Hainan Island, China [544].

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
29.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [518])

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 512 - 692 m

Description: Teeth 12 – 13/16 – 16. Teeth on upper jaw arranged in three rows; each tooth in front of jaw with ten cusps, the fifth of which (from inner side) longest, dividing other cusps into two groups; the inner group consisting of four cusps, the third from inner side longer; the outer group comprising five cusps, the second from inner side longer. Teeth on side of jaw with nine cusps, both outer and inner groups with four cusps, arranged as those of front teeth. Teeth on lower jaw arranged in a single series; teeth on each side with tips directed outwards so that their dorsal side forms the cutting edge; inner margin of each tooth with a conspicuously deep concavity [2916];

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