The splendid lanternshark
, Etmopterus splendidus
, is a shark
of the family Dalatiidae
found in the western Pacific
, and Java
, at depths of between 120 and 210 m. Its length is up to 30 cm.
The splendid lanternshark is found on the outer continental shelves and upper slopes. It feeds on squid.
Coloration is purplish-black above, and bluish-black underneath, with an additional oval dark marking near base of the caudal fin.
Reproduction is ovoviviparous.
- Compagno, Dando, & Fowler, Sharks of the World, Princeton University Press, New Jersey 2005 ISBN 978-0-691-12072-0