What To Look For:
This small shark is brown above with conspicuous
black markings on the underside and 2 dorsal fins
with spines. It is commom over the continental
slope at depths of between 70 and 2000 m. This is
also a lanternshark with light organs (photophores)
over the body.
Up to 60 cm.
Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean, between
Iceland and South Africa.
Small bony fish, squid and crabs.
Live-bearer, with litters of up to 20 pups.