Etmopterus litvinovi

Parin & Kotlyar, 1990

Smalleye lantern shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Etmopteridae

Reference of the original description
Kotlyar, A.N. (1990)
Dogfish sharks of the genus Etmopterus Rafinesque from the Nazca and Sala y Gómez submarine ridges. Trudy Instituta okeanologii im. P.P. Shirshova, 125: 127–147

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Etmopterus benchleyi

Etmopterus litvinovi
Holotype: ZIN: 49228; Paratype: ZIN: 49232; ZIN: 49229; ZIN: 49230; ZIN: 49231; ZMH: 24994 (old: ISH 6-1989); ZMH: 24993 (old: ISH 5-1989); ZMMU: P-18222; ZMMU: P-17991; ZMMU: P-17990; ZMMU: P-17989;
Etmopterus benchleyi
Holotype: USNM: 423195; Paratype: USNM: 423209; USNM: 422645; USNM: 422639; USNM: 421539; USNM: 421389; USNM: 421394; USNM: 422489;

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Citation: Etmopterus litvinovi Parin & Kotlyar, 1990: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Etmopterus litvinovi Parin & Kotlyar, 1990, ZMH 24994 (old: ISH 6-1989), paratype, male, juvenile, 445 mm TL, Nazca-Ridge, SE Pacific, 720 m © Dr. Nicolas Straube, Curator of Ichthyology & Associate Professor, Department of Natural History, University Museum of Bergen
Common names
eng Smalleye lantern shark

Southeast Pacific.

Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 1050 - 1050 m [785]

Translation from russian: Teeth in upper jaw with one major cusp flanked on each side by two or three cusps. The dental formula 30-40/(20-24)-(0-1)-(20-25) [3897];

shark-references Species-ID=2176;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Anelasma squalicola Darwin, 1851 [30372]