The Tasmanian lanternshark (Etmopterus tasmaniensis) is a shark belonging to the family Etmopteridae. Described by Myagkov & Pavlov in 1986, it may now be classified as the Brown lanternshark or Bristled lanternshark (Etmopterus unicolor).
Family: Etmopteridae – Lantern Sharks
Common Name– Dogfish Sharks
Common Name– Lantern Sharks
Status: IUCN Red List NOT EVALUATED
Average Size and Length: 60 cm/1.9 feet.
Demographic, Distribution, Habitat, Environment and Range: The Tasmanian lanternshark can be found in the eastern Indian Ocean in Tasmania, Australia. They are bathydemersal found at a depth range between 3,018-3,314 feet.
Biology and Reproduction: Ovoviviparous.
Behavioral Traits, Sensing and Intelligence: Unknown.
Tasmanian Lanternshark Future and Conservation: Not Evaluated.
Tasmanian Lanternshark Recorded Attacks on Humans: Not a threat to humans.