Hawaiian Lanternshark

The Hawaiian lanternshark is a species of lanternshark that is named after where it is located, the Hawaiian Islands.

Hawaiian Lanternshark Scientific Classification

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Chondrichthyes
Order Squaliformes
Family Etmopteridae
Genus Etmopterus
Scientific Name E.villosus


The Hawaiian lanternshark is about 1.5 ft long. This shark is stout, with its body covered with dermal denticles. These dermal denticles are widely spaced apart and cover the shark’s snout.

Dorsally these sharks are black or brown and are even darker ventrally. At the tip of the pelvic fins, there are black edges.

Where do they live

Map Of The Hawaiian Lanternshark’s Habitat

Hawaiian Lanternshark Habitat Map

These sharks live in the Pacific Ocean around Hawaii. Their depth range is between 1332 and 2989 feet.



While this is yet to be verified, these sharks are believed to be ovoviviparous.

Interactions with humans

The IUCN classifies this shark as “Least Concern” or “LC”.

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