Etmopterus parini

Dolganov & Balanov, 2018

Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Etmopteridae

Reference of the original description
Dolganov, V.N. & Balanov, A.A. (2018)
Etmopterus parini sp. n. (Squaliformes: Etmopteridae), a new shark species from the northwestern Pacific Ocean. Biologiya Morya (Vladivostok), 44(6), 427–430

Etmopterus parini
Holotype: ZIN: 56308; Paratype: ZIN: 56309;

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Citation: Etmopterus parini Dolganov & Balanov, 2018: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Etmopterus parini Dolganov & Balanov, 2018, holotype, female, TL 376 mm © Balanov A.A. PhD, The head Laboratory of Ichthyology, IBM FEB RAS, Vladivostok, Russia
Common names
eng Parini’s Lanternshark

Short Description
Diagnose after DOLGANOV & BALANOV, 2018 [27518]: A small species of Etmopterus with following combination of characters: denticles short, robust, not arranged in regular rows; posterior branch of flank marking truncate; upper teeth with 3 slender cusps, central cusp very long, 4 times longer than lateral pair; vertebral centra 87, monospondylous 43–44, precaudal 63–64, and caudal 23–24; teeth counts upper jaw 25–29, lower jaw 30–33.

northwestern Pacific Ocean [27518]

Size / Weight / Age
TL (max): female (holotpye): 376 mm TL [27518]

marine; depth range: undergo vertical migration, at night time ascend to130 m, the day time depth unknown [27518]

Dental formula: upper the jaw is 12–1–12 (14–1–14), the lower jaw is 16–14 (16–17). [27518]

shark-references Species-ID=15480