WoRMS taxon details

Alopias superciliosus Lowe, 1841

105835  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:105835)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Type locality contained in Madeira  
type locality contained in Madeira [details]
Description An oceanic species that visits coasts and occurs near the bottom at depths down to 500 m. Feeds on pelagic (lancetfishes,...  
Description An oceanic species that visits coasts and occurs near the bottom at depths down to 500 m. Feeds on pelagic (lancetfishes, clupeoids, scombroids, and small billfishes) and bottom fishes (hakes), and squids. Ovoviviparous, with uterine cannibalism, 2-4 young per brood. Stuns its prey with its long caudal fin. Utilized for human consumption, liver oil for vitamins, skin for leather, and fins for shark-fin soup. Marketed fresh and may be broiled, baked or grilled, but unsuitable for steaming, boiling or frying; meat may be salted and dried (Ref. 9987). [details]

Distribution New York to Guyana  
Distribution New York to Guyana [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Alopias superciliosus Lowe, 1841. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=105835 on 2018-04-22
Date
action
by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed
2010-05-06 12:14:18Z
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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, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). 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, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Zenetos, A., M.E. Çinar, M.A. Pancucci-Papadopoulou, J.G. Harmelin, G. Furnari, F. Andaloro, N. Bellou, N. Streftaris & H. Zibrowius. (2005). Annotated list of marine alien species in the Mediterranean with records of the worst invasive species. Mediterranean Marine Science 6(2):63-118. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

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 Compagno, L.J.V. (2001). Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Volume 2. Bullhead, mackerel and carpet sharks (Heterodontiformes, Lamniformes and Orectolobiformes). FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes. No. 1, Vol. 2. Rome, FAO. 269p. [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. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

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

basis of record  (ofAlopias profundus Nakamura, 1935) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofAlopecias superciliosus Lowe, 1841) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofAlopias superciliousus Lowe, 1841) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

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

From other sources
Description An oceanic species that visits coasts and occurs near the bottom at depths down to 500 m. Feeds on pelagic (lancetfishes, clupeoids, scombroids, and small billfishes) and bottom fishes (hakes), and squids. Ovoviviparous, with uterine cannibalism, 2-4 young per brood. Stuns its prey with its long caudal fin. Utilized for human consumption, liver oil for vitamins, skin for leather, and fins for shark-fin soup. Marketed fresh and may be broiled, baked or grilled, but unsuitable for steaming, boiling or frying; meat may be salted and dried (Ref. 9987). [details]

Diet Feeds on pelagic and bottom fishes and squids  [details]

Distribution New York to Guyana [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]

Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

Habitat Found inshore and on the high seas to depths of atleast 500m. [details]

Importance Social- Commercial, fisheries and gamefish [details]

Remark Date Eschmeyer, pers. comm. [details]
 

LanguageName 
Afrikaans grootoog-sambokhaai  [details]
Dutch grootoogvoshaai  [details]
English deepsea bigeye thresherbigeye thresher sharkbigeye thresher  [details]
French renard à gros yeux  [details]
German großäugiger FuchshaiGroßaugen-Fuchshai  [details]
Hebrew כרישועל גדול-עין  [details]
Japanese ハチワレhachiware  [details]
Lithuanian didžiaakė jūrų lapė  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Μεγαλόματος αλεπόσκυλος  [details]
Portuguese zorro olho grandetubarâo raposo  [details]
Russian большеглазая морская лисица  [details]
Slovenian velikooka morska lisica  [details]
Spanish zorro ojóntiburón zorro ojóntiburón zorro  [details]
Turkish sapan köpekbalığı  [details]