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Table 1 Mean morphological values. N: number of specimens; ♀: female; ♂: male

From: Etmopteridae bioluminescence: dorsal pattern specificity and aposematic use

Species N Total length (cm) Fork length (cm) Pre-caudal length (cm) Weight (g)
Etmopterus spinax 25 ♀ 46.3 ± 1.1 39.6 ± 1.1 35.6 ± 1.1 416.1 ± 23.8
6 ♂ 40.0 ± 1.3 35.2 ± 1.3 31.3 ± 1.3 248.1 ± 34.2
Etmopterus molleri 15 ♀ 42.7 ± 2.1 36.7 ± 1.9 33.9 ± 1.4 217.6 ± 43.1
9 ♂ 40.1 ± 0.9 33.8 ± 0.9 31.6 ± 0.7 165.6 ± 17.2
Etmopterus splendidus 3 ♂ 21.9 ± 1.6 19.6 ± 1.2 17.5 ± 0.9 /