A New "Ninja" Lanternshark Is Collected Off The Pacific Coast Of Central America

A New "Ninja" Lanternshark Is Collected Off The Pacific Coast Of Central America

A new species of lanternshark is described from eight specimens collected off the Pacific coast of Central America. The depth range of collections is between 836 and 1443 meters. Actually, it is the first lanternshark to ever be discovered in the area.



The glow-in-the-dark species is also known as the Ninja lanternshark. It is coloured black with the mouth and eyes having white markings around them.

The maximum length of male body is about 12.8 in, while that of the female one is 20.3 in. This species is distinct from other members of the clade as it has dense concentrations of dermal denticles closely surrounding the eyes and gill openings.


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28 Comments
Jason Morgan
Jason Morgan
It's definitely ugly..:-)
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Dec 31, 2015 12:57PM
Carol A Rivera
Carol A Rivera
I like it, how cute! and it glows in the dark? I want to know more....
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Jan 7, 2016 9:13PM
Dennis McCreedy
Dennis McCreedy
So much yet to discovered!!!!!
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Jan 7, 2016 10:02PM
Nugget Smyth
Nugget Smyth
I THINK ITS A GREAT DISCOVERY !!!!!!
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Jan 7, 2016 10:30PM
Nate DeVine Banks
Nate DeVine Banks
What will God think of next to reveal.
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Jan 7, 2016 10:58PM
Ian MacBrown
It no doubt has a number of friends and relatives we have yet to discover.
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Jan 7, 2016 10:59PM
Robert Lueben
Robert Lueben
How does it taste?
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Jan 7, 2016 11:07PM
Kaye Cummings
Kaye Cummings
Great to discover new mammals and such. Very interesting
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Jan 7, 2016 11:21PM
Alvin King
Alvin King
WOW!!!
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Jan 7, 2016 11:31PM
Julie Henson
Julie Henson
Some sharks are a few inches long, while whale sharks are huge. Amazingly.
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Jan 8, 2016 1:07AM
Joey Tiongson
Joey Tiongson
There's more unknown species in our oceans!
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Jan 8, 2016 3:18AM
Michelle Kuzniar
Michelle Kuzniar
Ugly but very cool
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Jan 8, 2016 4:12AM
Janis Walzem
Janis Walzem
A rare animal was just killed!!
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Jan 8, 2016 5:18AM
Sheila Thompson
Sheila Thompson
Yes learning new things Than You
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Jan 8, 2016 10:13AM
Larry Hill
stealthy black with cool blue eyes and a pop of white...what's not to like from a design perspective
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Jan 8, 2016 3:32PM

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