A new lanternshark (Squaliformes: Etmopteridae: Etmopterus) from Southern Africa

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Ebert, D. A., Compagno, L. J. V., & De Vries, M. J. (2011). A new lanternshark (Squaliformes: Etmopteridae: Etmopterus) from Southern Africa. Copeia, (3), 379-384. doi:10.1643/CI-09-183
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TitleA new lanternshark (Squaliformes: Etmopteridae: Etmopterus) from Southern Africa
AuthorsD. Ebert, L. Compagno, M. De Vries
AbstractA new species of lanternshark, Etmopterus sculptus (Squaliformes: Etmopteridae), is described from southern Africa. The new species closely resembles other members of the "Etmopterus lucifer" group, especially the western North Pacific E. brachyurus, in having linear rows of dermal denticles. The new species is fairly common along the upper continental slopes between Namibia and southern Mozambique at depths between 450 and 900 m. The new species can be distinguished from other members of the E. lucifer species complex by a combination of characteristics, including arrangement of flank and caudal markings, and shape, size, and arrangement of dermal denticles along the body. © 2011 by the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.
JournalCopeia
Date2011
Start page379
End page384
ISSN0045-8511
Subjectscontinental slope, functional morphology, linearity, new record, new species, shark, taxonomy, water depth, Southern Africa, Etmopteridae, Etmopterus, Etmopterus brachyurus, Etmopterus lucifer, Squaliformes
NoteExport Date: 24 September 2013, CODEN: COPAA, Fish and Fisheries

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