Southern Lantern Shark
Scientific name.........Etmopterus Granulosus
Other common names........New Zealand lantern shark
This is a heavy-bodied, big headed lantern shark, with conspicuous
lines of large, rough conical denticles on body, not on the head.
Their gill openings are very short. Denticles wide-spread, randomly
on head but in conspicuous lines on sides; snout mostly bare, except
for lateral patches of denticles. Second dorsal fin much larger than
the first. They have a short broad tail.
Males mature at 20 to 22.7 inches, females mature at 24.5 to 27.3
inches. Pups are born at 6.6 to 7.8 inches long. Their maximum
length is uncertain, although it has been reported at 31.6 inches.
Is a gray-brown to a brownish-black color with conspicuous black
markings on the underside. A short, broad black mark running above
and slightly behind the pelvic inner margins, other elongated black
marks at the caudal fin base.
This species feeds on squids and small bony fishes.
South America ( southern Argentina to southern Chile ). They can be
found on outer continental shelves and upper slopes, at depths of
721.7 to 2,089.8 feet.