Bañon, Rafael, Arronte, Juan Carlos, Rodriguez-Cabello, Cristina, Piñeiro, Carmen-Gloria, Punzon, Antonio & Serrano, Alberto, 2016, Commented checklist of marine fishes from the Galicia Bank seamount (NW Spain), Zootaxa 4067 (3), pp. 293-333 : 298

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Family Etmopteridae

Etmopterus spinax (Linnaeus, 1758) —Velvet belly lantern shark

2,951 specimens were caught at depths between 643 and 1,115 m. Length data were available for 1,156 specimens ranging from 13 to 49 cm TL (33.9 ± 7.5), with males between 13 and 44 cm TL (31.6 ± 6.3, N= 446) and females between 13 and 49 cm TL (35.8 ± 7.6, N= 680). Habitat and Distribution: bathydemersal, found on the outer continental shelves and upper slopes at depths of 70–2,000 m, mostly between 200 and 500 m. Eastern Atlantic, from Iceland and Norway to Gabon, including the Azores and Cape Verde islands and western Mediterranean Sea. Vulnerability: LC ( IUCN), MHV (FishBase).

Etmopterus pusillus (Lowe, 1839) —Smooth lanternshark

33 specimens were caught at depths between 643 and 936 m. Length data were available for 21 specimens ranging from 33 to 47 cm TL, with males between 33 and 45 cm (N= 15) and females between 33 and 47 cm (N= 6). Habitat and Distribution: benthopelagic, on the continental slopes, on or near bottom at a depth of 274 to 1000 m or deeper (possibly up to 1998 m). Eastern Atlantic, western Atlantic, Indian, Central and western Pacific oceans. Vulnerability: LC ( IUCN), MV (FishBase).

Etmopterus princeps Collet, 1904 —Great lanternshark

25 specimens were caught at depths between 1,460 and 1,809 m. Length data were recorded for all specimens ranging from 18 to 64 cm TL, with males between 19 and 64 cm (N= 11) and females between 18 and 60 cm (N= 14). Habitat and Distribution: bathydemersal on the continental slopes and also lower rise from 350 to 4,500 m depth. Eastern North Atlantic, from Greenland and Iceland to Mauritania and possibly Sierra Leone and western North Atlantic ( Canada and USA). Vulnerability: DD ( IUCN), MHV (FishBase).


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