Ninja Lanternshark: New Species of Bioluminescent Shark Discovered

Ninja Lanternshark: New Species of Bioluminescent Shark Discovered

Bill O’Connor from North Shore Kid forwarded the link-

A new species of bioluminescent shark has been described from eight specimens collected off the Pacific coast of Central America at depths ranging between 2,700 and 4,700 feet (836 – 1,443 m).

The Ninja Lanternshark (Etmopterus benchleyi), adult female, 45.8 cm long. Image credit: V.E. Vásquez et al.

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3 thoughts on “Ninja Lanternshark: New Species of Bioluminescent Shark Discovered

  1. Having never seen a lanternshark in my life, I kind of assumed that they were all biolumenscent like fireflies or something. Thank you for the article !
    I expect to see one on your grill shortly.

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