pygmy shark, Euprotomicrus bispinatus (c), bioluminescing (glowing); this is one of the smallest species of sharks; this specimen about 6 inches (16 cm) long; belongs to family Etmopteridae (lantern sharks) in order Squaliformes (dogfish sharks); live in deep water by day (to at least 1300 ft) and may rise to surface at night, Kona, Hawaii (Central Pacific Ocean); during a long time exposure to expose the glowing photophores (light organs) the shark was briefly exposed to light to reveal the brown skin color as well


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Image ID: 0037788-DPE

pygmy shark

pygmy shark, Euprotomicrus bispinatus (c), bioluminescing (glowing); this is one of the smallest species of sharks; this specimen about 6 inches (16 cm) long; belongs to family Etmopteridae (lantern sharks) in order Squaliformes (dogfish sharks); live in deep water by day (to at least 1300 ft) and may rise to surface at night, Kona, Hawaii (Central Pacific Ocean); during a long time exposure to expose the glowing photophores (light organs) the shark was briefly exposed to light to reveal the brown skin color as well
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / Doug Perrine

Image dimensions: 4500x3000