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Etmopterus pusillus (Smooth lanternshark; Smooth lantern shark; Slender lanternshark; Slender lantern shark)

Synonyms: Acanthidium pusillum; Centrina nigra; Etmopterus frontimaculatus; Etmopterus pusilus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The smooth lanternshark or slender lanternshark (Etmopterus pusillus) is a species of dogfish shark in the family Etmopteridae, found widely in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It inhabits benthic environments at a depth of 274–1,000 m (899–3,281 ft), and pelagic environments at a depth of 0–708 m (0–2,323 ft). The smooth lanternshark forms a species group with the larger blurred lanternshark (E.
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Attributes

Migration [1]  Oceanodromous

Prey / Diet

Gadiculus argenteus (Silvery pout)[2]
Micromesistius poutassou (Poutassou)[2]
Myctophum punctatum (spotted laternfish)[2]
Pasiphaea sivado (white glass shrimp)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Amblyraja hyperborea (Arctic skate)1
Amblyraja radiata (Starry ray)1
Coryphaena hippurus (Mahi-mahi)2
Deania calcea (Thompsons shark)1
Delphinus delphis (Short-beaked Saddleback Dolphin)1
Dipturus batis (Blue skate)1
Etmopterus spinax (Black centrina)1
Gadus morhua (rock cod)1
Galeus melastomus (Black-mouth catshark)2
Leucoraja naevus (Cuckoo ray)1
Lophius budegassa (Blackbellied angler)1
Lycodes frigidus (Glacial eelpout)1
Merluccius merluccius (Herring hake)1
Micromesistius poutassou (Poutassou)1
Molva dypterygia (Ling)1
Molva macrophthalma (Spanish ling)1
Paraliparis bathybius (Black seasnail)1
Phoca vitulina (Harbor Seal)1
Pollachius pollachius (Pollock)1
Pollachius virens (Sillock)1
Raja brachyura (Blond ray)1
Raja montagui (Homelyn ray)1
Rajella lintea (Sharp-nosed skate)1
Reinhardtius hippoglossoides (Turbot)1
Scyliorhinus canicula (Small-spotted catshark)2

Distribution

Agulhas Current; Amber Seamount; Angola; Argentina; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northeast; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Australia; Azores Islands; Benguela Current; Benin; Brazil; Cameroon; Canary Current; Canary Islands; Cantabrian Sea; Colahan Seamount; Congo, Dem. Rep. of the; Congo, Republic of; Cupole Seamount; Côte d'Ivoire; East Brazil Shelf; East Central Australian Shelf; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Ghana; Guinea Current; Hawaii (USA); Iberian Coastal; Ichthyologists Seamount; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Japan; Kimmei and Koko Seamounts; Le Danois Bank; Liberia; Long Seamount; Madeira Islands; Milwaukee Group Seamount; Morocco; Mozambique; Namibia; New Zealand; New Zealand Shelf; Nigeria; North Brazil Shelf; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southeast; Pacific, Southwest; Patagonian Shelf; Portugal; Professor Mesyatzev Seamount; South Africa; South Brazil Shelf; South China Sea; Spain; Star Seamount; Taiwan; Tasman Sea; Togo; Trinidad and Tobago; Tristan da Cunha Islands; USA (contiguous states); Uruguay; Western Atlantic: northern Gulf of Mexico; southern Brazil to Argentina (Ref. 247, 6871). One specimen collected off the Guianas (Ref. 13608). Eastern Atlantic: Portugal to Namibia. Also occurs in oceanic waters between Argentina and South Africa. W; Western Atlantic: northern Gulf of Mexico; southern Brazil to Argentina (Ref. 247, 6871). One specimen collected off the Guianas (Ref. 13608). Eastern Atlantic: Portugal to Namibia. Also occurs in oceanic waters between Argentina and South Africa. Western Indian Ocean: South Africa, and Arabian Sea (Ref.85183). Western Pacific: Australia (Ref. 6871), New Zealand (Ref. 26346), and Japan. Southeast Pacific: Amber Seamount, Nasca and Sala-y-Gomez.; Western Atlantic: northern Gulf of Mexico; southern Brazil to Argentina (Ref. 247, 6871). One specimen collected off the Guianas (Ref. 13608). Eastern Atlantic: Portugal to Namibia. Also occurs in oceanic waters between Argentina and South Africa. Western Indian Ocean: South Africa. Western Pacific: Australia (Ref. 6871), New Zealand (Ref. 26346), and Japan. Southeast Pacific: Amber Seamount, Nasca and Sala-y-Gomez.; Yellow Sea;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM 2Feeding ecology of the deep-sea lanternshark Etmopterus pusillus (Elasmobranchii: Etmopteridae) in the northeast Atlantic, JOSÉ C. XAVIER, CÁTIA VIEIRA, CARLOS ASSIS, YVES CHEREL, SIMEON HILL, ESMERALDA COSTA, TERESA C. BORGES and RUI COELHO, Scientia Marina 76(2) June 2012, 301-310, Barcelona (Spain)
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