Etmopterus viator Straube, 2011

Ebert, David A., Wintner, Sabine P. & Kyne, Peter M., 2021, An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of South Africa, Zootaxa 4947 (1), pp. 1-127 : 30

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Etmopterus viator Straube, 2011


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Etmopterus viator Straube , in Straube et al., 2011: 143, figs. 2a, b, 3, 5. Holotype: MNHN 2008-1899. Type locality: Kerguelen Plateau   GoogleMaps , 49°39'29''S, 72°45'00''E, Indian Ocean.

Local synonymy: Etmopterus viator ; Straube, 2011a: 143, figs. 2a, b, 3, 5 (distribution including South Africa); Ebert, 2013: 84, fig. 116; Ebert et al., 2013 a: 142, fig., pl. 10; Ebert & Mostada, 2013: 34, fig.; Ebert, 2015: 75, fig. 86; Ebert & van Hees, 2015: 144; Weigmann, 2016: 898.

South Africa voucher material: None.

South Africa distribution: Straube (2011) mentions that this species was recorded from three locations in South African waters, but provides no location information or cites any specimens in museum collection .

Remarks: This appears to be a wide-ranging species around seamounts and islands in the Southern Ocean.

Conservation status: LC (2018).

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