Etmopterus hillianus (Poey, 1861)
Caribbean lanternshark
photo by FAO

Family:  Etmopteridae (Lantern sharks)
Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; depth range 180 - 717 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Virginia to southern Florida (USA), Cuba, Bermuda, and St. Kitts (Ref. 247); including Brazil (Ref. 53443). Eastern Atlantic (Ref. 26340).
Biology:  Inhabits the upper continental and insular slopes. Found on sandy bottoms (Ref. 26340). Ovoviviparous with 4 to 5 young in a litter.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Carpenter, Kent E. - 15.06.92
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 26.11.18
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 15.03.94

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