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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Elasmobranchii (class)  »  Squaliformes (order)  »  Etmopteridae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 020059 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Etmopterus litvinovi   Parin & Kotlyar, 1990

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes
Family: 37 20 Etmopteridae (Lantern Sharks) - show full list
Standard Name: [a lanternshark]
Organism Type: a lanternshark
Synonyms: Etmopterus benchleyi
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Slope Demersal (200-2000m)
Parent Codes: 37 020907     Etmopterus spp.
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2022-08-23.
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Expected species depth range is from 1080 to 1350 m.
Taxon Notes:Added based on CSIRO & NMV specimens collected from SW of Christmas Island in 1080-1350m depth. Agne et al 2022 reported that Etmopterus benchleyi was a synonym of E. litvinovi. The GN4952 sample in Agne et al 2022 from the Indian Ocean is a CSIRO specimen from SW of Christmas Island (11 22 S, 104 57 E), not Indonesia as listed in the supplementary material. Also known from the Eastern Pacific in 630-1443m depth.
Record source and
Scientific Name
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Agne, Stefanie, Naylor, Gavin J. P., Preick, Michaela, Yang, Lei, Thiel, Ralf, 2022. Taxonomic Identification of Two Poorly Known Lantern Shark Species Based on Mitochondrial DNA From Wet-Collection Paratypes, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Vol. 10. doi:10.3389/fevo.2022.910009
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