close-up of the skin of a bioluminescing pygmy shark, Euprotomicrus bispinatus (c), showing glowing blue photophores (light organs); 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)


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Image ID: 0037792-DPE

pygmy shark

close-up of the skin of a bioluminescing pygmy shark, Euprotomicrus bispinatus (c), showing glowing blue photophores (light organs); 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)
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / Doug Perrine

Image dimensions: 5432x3622