Etmopterus benchleyi

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Etmopterus benchleyi


Taxonavigation: Squaliformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Classis: Chondrichthyes
Subclassis: Elasmobranchii
Superordo: Selachimorpha
Ordo: Squaliformes

Familia: Etmopteridae
Genera: Etmopterus
Species: Etmopterus benchleyi


Etmopterus benchleyi Vásquez et al., 2015

  • Holotype: USNM 423195.
  • Paratypes: USNM 423209, 422645, 422639, 421539, 421389, 421394, 422489.

Type locality: Costa Rica, 8°13’42” N, 83°09’47” W, bottom trawl at depth 1157–1260 m.

Etymology: The species is named in honor of Peter Benchley, author of Jaws and subsequently an avid shark conservationist. His legacy, the Benchley Awards, recognizes outstanding achievements in ocean conservation.


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Ninja Lanternshark
français: Requin-lanterne ninja