WoRMS taxon details

Prionace glauca (Linnaeus, 1758)

105801  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:105801)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(ofSqualus glaucus Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up
page(s): 235 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Description Lives in the open sea, but may also be found along coastal areas. Prefers cool waters from 7-16° C but tolerates 21° C...  
Description Lives in the open sea, but may also be found along coastal areas. Prefers cool waters from 7-16° C but tolerates 21° C and more. In tropical offshore areas it occurs at depths of 80-220 m; in warm-temperate areas they occur close to shore and near the surface (Ref. 5485). A scavenger/ predator that feeds mainly on squid, but also on bony fishes, small sharks, pelagic crustaceans, algae, and crustaceans (Ref. 5213). Length of 650 cm is unconfirmed. Marketed fresh, dried/salted and frozen; meat utilized for consumption, hides for leather and fins for soup (Ref. 9987). [details]

Distribution Newfoundland to Argentina  
Distribution Newfoundland to Argentina [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Prionace glauca (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=105801 on 2018-10-23
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original description  (ofSqualus glaucus Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up
page(s): 235 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (ofSqualus adscensionis Osbeck, 1765) Osbeck, P. (1765). Reise nach Ostindien und China. Nebst O. Toreens Reise nach Suratte und C.G. Ekebergs Nachrict von der Landwirthschaft der Chineser. Aus dem Schwedischen übersetzi von J.G. Georgi. Rostock. 552 p., available online at http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/dms/load/img/?PID=PPN367177544
page(s): 385 [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Sin, Y. T. (2009). Age, growth and reproductive biology of whitespotted bamboo shark (Chiloscyllium plagiosum) from Hong Kong and adjacent waters. Mphil thesis. The University of Hong Kong. [details]   

basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Scott, W.B.; Scott, M.G. (1988). Atlantic fishes of Canada. <em>Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.</em> No. 219. 731 pp. [details]   

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. <em>Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France.</em> 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicoll, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, S.; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554. [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Dyntaxa. (2013). Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013]., available online at http://www.dyntaxa.se [details]   

additional source Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R.; van der Laan, R. (eds). (2017). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Lives in the open sea, but may also be found along coastal areas. Prefers cool waters from 7-16° C but tolerates 21° C and more. In tropical offshore areas it occurs at depths of 80-220 m; in warm-temperate areas they occur close to shore and near the surface (Ref. 5485). A scavenger/ predator that feeds mainly on squid, but also on bony fishes, small sharks, pelagic crustaceans, algae, and crustaceans (Ref. 5213). Length of 650 cm is unconfirmed. Marketed fresh, dried/salted and frozen; meat utilized for consumption, hides for leather and fins for soup (Ref. 9987). [details]

Diet Primarily squids and fishes, including herring, silver hake, white hake, red hake, cod, haddock, pollock, mackerel, butterfish, sea raven and flounders [details]

Distribution Newfoundland to Argentina [details]

Habitat Prefers waters if 7-16 C, often near surface. [details]

Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]

Importance Social & Scientific- Canada- Gamefish; Elsewhere- flesh, fins and liver are used for human consumption, hides for leather, carcasses for fish meal. Generally dangerous to humans and small boats. [details]

Predators Man [details]

Reproduction Internal fertilization; gestation requires 9-12 months; birthing occurs between March and July [details]
 

LanguageName 
Albanian peshkaqeni jeshilpeshkaqeni blu  [details]
Breton morghi glasmord'hast  [details]
Danish blåhaj  [details]
Dutch blauwe haai  [details]
English blue shark  [details]
French requin bleupeau bleue  [details]
German Blauhaiblauer Hai  [details]
Hebrew כריש כחול  [details]
Italian verdesca squalo azzuro  [details]
Japanese ヨシキリザメ  [details]
Lithuanian melsvasis ryklys  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Γλαυκός καρχαρίας  [details]
Norwegian blåhai  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål blåhai  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk blåhai  [details]
Polish żarłacz błękitnyrekin błękitny  [details]
Portuguese tintureira  [details]
Russian синяя акула  [details]
Slovenian sinji morski pes  [details]
Spanish Tintoreratiburón azul  [details]
Swedish blåhaj  [details]
Turkish pamuk balığıpamuk baligimavi köpekbalığımavi kopekbaligi  [details]
Ukrainian блакитна акула Акула блакитна  [details]
Welsh morgi glas  [details]