Lanternshark

Etmopeteridae

  • Unconfirmed
  • Species yet to be confirmed – retain specimens
  • Demersal (400 to over 1,000 m)
  • Small size, less than 1 m (3 feet)
  • Dark brown to black
  • Fifth gill slit smaller than other four
  • No anal fin
  • Two even-sized dorsal fins, or first smaller than second
  • Two distinct dorsal fin spines

Everyone that encounters a Basking Shark, Bluntnose Sixgill Shark, Tope Shark, or any other shark species in BC (with the exception of North Pacific Spiny Dogfish) is encouraged to document and report the encounter to DFO.

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