Etmopterus pycnolepis

Kotlyar, 1990

Dense-scale 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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Etmopterus pycnolepis
Holotype: ZIN: 49226; Paratype: ZIN: 49227; ZMH: 24995 (old: ISH 4-1989); ZMMU: P-17992; ZMMU: P-17993;

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Etmopterus pycnolepisKotlyar, 1990, ZMH 24995 (old: ISH 4-1989), paratype, male, 426 mm TL, Nazca-Ridge, SE Pacific, 580-564 m © Dr. Simon Weigmann, Elasmobranch Research Laboratory, Hamburg, Germany
Common names
eng Dense-scale lantern shark

Southeast Pacific.

Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 350 - 350 m [785]

Diagnosis (Translation from russian): Teeth in upper jaw with one major cusp flanked on each side by two cusps. The dental formula 28 / (18-20) -0 - (18-20) [3897];

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