Etmopterus polli Bigelow, Schroeder & Springer, 1953
African lanternshark
Etmopterus polli
photo by Ramjohn, D.D.

Family:  Etmopteridae (Lantern sharks)
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed); 24 cm TL (female)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 300 - 1000 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Guinea to Côte d'Ivoire; Nigeria to Angola.
Biology:  Found on the upper continental slopes. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). Utilized dried salted for human consumption and for fishmeal.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Not in Compagno 1984 (Ref. 247). Species not found in Wirtz et al., 2013 (Ref. 94080).

Entered by: Carpenter, Kent E. - 15.06.92
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 26.11.18
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 15.03.94

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