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Dwarf Lantern Shark

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spencer bumgarner

on 6 March 2014

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Transcript of Dwarf Lantern Shark

Predators
Could be threatened by wrong catchings.
The dwarf lanternshark has a long, wide, flattened head comprising a fourth to a fifth of its total length. The eyes are large, twice as long as high, with the anterior and posterior corners acute. Their five pairs of gill slits are small, and the longest one we have found was 8.3 inches (21.2 cm)
Classification
The dwarf lanternshark (Etmopterus perryi) is a little-known species of dogfish shark in the family Etmopteridae and possibly the smallest shark in the world.Like other members of its genus, it is capable of producing light from a distinctive array of photophores
Habitat
Is known to only be present on the upper continental slopes of Colombia, and Venezuela at a depth of 283-439 meters.
Relationship with Humans
They don't really have huamn realtionships, because of being deep ocean dwellers.
Population
Lack of knowledge about population, because we come into such little contact with the Dwarf Lantern shark.
Dwarf Lantern Shark
Characteristics
Life Span
20 - 30 years
Natural threats
Larger Fish, squid, and other marine mammals dwelling in the deep waters
Diet
Krill, Shrimp, and small fish. to consume these fish that are usually covered in shells, it has 25-32 rows of teeth on the top jaw, and 30-34 rows of teeth on the bottom jaw.
Reproduction
bears 2-3 pups at a time, can grow to 8 inches when pregnant.
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