Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205).
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Distribution

Off the central Queensland Plateau and off New Caledonia.
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Western Pacific: Australia and New Caledonia.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Vertebrae: 79 - 85
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Size

Max. size

40.9 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 45056)); 40.8 cm TL (female)
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Diagnostic Description

Body soft fusiform, stout, subcylindrical. Dorsal and ventral coloration moderately contrasted; upper surface pinkish before preservation. Head relatively short (usually < 21% TL). Mouth broad, subequal to eye length. Eyes narrow; upper eyelid without pale naked patch. First dorsal fin well behind rear tip of pectoral fin. Caudal peduncle short (ca 1.6-2 times greatest horizontal length of D1 including spine,
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 2 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 769 - 797
  Temperature range (°C): 5.897 - 5.897
  Nitrate (umol/L): 28.636 - 28.636
  Salinity (PPS): 34.439 - 34.439
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.384 - 4.384
  Phosphate (umol/l): 2.054 - 2.054
  Silicate (umol/l): 34.465 - 34.465

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 769 - 797
 
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Environment

bathypelagic; marine; depth range 108 - 880 m (Ref. 45056)
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Depth range based on 2 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 769 - 797
  Temperature range (°C): 5.897 - 5.897
  Nitrate (umol/L): 28.636 - 28.636
  Salinity (PPS): 34.439 - 34.439
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.384 - 4.384
  Phosphate (umol/l): 2.054 - 2.054
  Silicate (umol/l): 34.465 - 34.465

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 769 - 797
 
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Distinct pairing with embrace (Ref. 205).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Etmopterus dianthus

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Etmopterus dianthus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Least Concern (LC)
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Wikipedia

Pink lanternshark

The Pink Lanternshark; Etmopterus dianthus, is a shark of the family Etmopteridae found around Australia and New Caledonia, at depths of between 110 and 880 m.[citation needed] Its length is up to 41 cm.

Reproduction is ovoviviparous.

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