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Etmopteridae

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Kingdom
  
Animalia

Phylum
  
Chordata

Rank
  
Family

Subclass
  
Elasmobranchii

Scientific name
  
Etmopteridae

Higher classification
  
Squaliformes

Order
  
Squaliformes

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Lower classifications
  
Etmopterus, Smooth lanternshark, Velvet belly lanternshark, Centroscyllium, Dwarf lanternshark

The Etmopteridae are a family of sharks in the order Squaliformes, commonly known as lantern sharks. Their name comes from the presence of light-producing photophores on their bodies. The members of this family are small, under 90 cm (35 in) long, and are found in deep waters worldwide. The 45 species are placed in five genera. Three-quarters of the species are in the genus Etmopterus.

Genera

  • Aculeola
  • Centroscyllium
  • Etmopterus
  • Trigonognathus
  • References

    Etmopteridae Wikipedia