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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsurus oxyrinchus Rafinesque, 1810 
AphiaID: 105839

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorElasmobranchii (Class) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNeoselachii (Subclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSelachii (Infraclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGaleomorphi (Superorder) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLamniformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLamnidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsurus (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsurus oxyrinchus (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsurus Rafinesque, 1810
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsurus Rafinesque, 1810
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharias tigris Atwood, 1869
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsuropsis dekayi Gill, 1862
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsuropsis glaucus (Müller & Henle, 1839)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsuropsis mako (Whitley, 1929)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsurus africanus Smith, 1957
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsurus bideni Phillipps, 1932
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsurus cepedii (Lesson, 1831)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsurus glaucus (Müller & Henle, 1839)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsurus guentheri (Murray, 1884)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsurus mako Whitley, 1929
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsurus oxyrhincus Rafinesque, 1810 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsurus oxyrhynchus Rafinesque, 1810 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsurus spallanzani Rafinesque, 1810
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsurus tigris (Atwood, 1869)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsurus tigris africanus Smith, 1957
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLamna glauca (Müller & Henle, 1839)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLamna guentheri Murray, 1884
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLamna huidobrii Philippi, 1887
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLamna latro Owen, 1853
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLamna oxyrhina Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1838
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOxyrhina glauca Müller & Henle, 1839
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOxyrhina gomphodon Müller & Henle, 1839
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSqualus cepedii Lesson, 1831
Sources  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]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Afrikaans Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormoroUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormambone  [details]
Albanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpeshkaqen turishkurtërUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpeshkaqen tonil  [details]
Catalan Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsolraig  [details]
Danish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormakrelhaj  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorspitsneushaaiUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormakreelhaaiUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkortvin makreelhaai  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsnapper sharkUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorshortfin makoUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorshort finned mako sharkUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsharp-nosed mackerel sharkUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsharpnose makoUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsharp nosedUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorporpoise sharkUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPacific mako sharkUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPacific bonito sharkUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMediterranean mackerel sharkUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormako sharkUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormakoUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormackerel sharkUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormackerel porbeagleUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbonito sharkUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblue sharkUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblue porpoise sharkUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblue pointerUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAtlantic mako shark  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortaupe bleuUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormako à nageoires courtes  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMakrelenhai  [details]
Hebrew Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorעמלץ כחול  [details]
Italian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsqualo makoUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpiscicaniUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpisci tunnuUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorossirina dello spallanzaniUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormeantoUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcani di mariUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcane di mare di MessinaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcagnia  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormorozameUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorawozameUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoraozame  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoratlantinis pilkšvasis ryklys  [details]
Maori Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormako  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΡυγχοκαρχαρίαςUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΟξύρρυγχος καρχαρίας  [details]
Norwegian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormakrellhai  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormakrellhai  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormakrellhai  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrekin ostronosyUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorostronos atlantycki  [details]
Portuguese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrinquimUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormarrajo criolloUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormarrachoUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoranequin barbatana curtaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoranequin  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorчёрнорылая акулаUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorсеро-голубая акулаUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorмакрелевая акулаUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorакула мако  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortiburón Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsobratgUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormarraquetUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormarrajo dientusoUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormarrajoUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormakoUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorludia marracoUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordientuso azulUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordentudoUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoralecrín  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormakrillhaj  [details]
Tamil Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorganumu sorrah  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormako kopekbaligiUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordikburun canavar  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorсіро-блакитна акулаUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorАкула-макоUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorАкула сіро-блакитна  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Chile [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Algoa Bay [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Japan (doubtful) [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Karachi [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Sicily [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Java (doubtful) [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality South Africa [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
From other sources
Canada
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBritish Columbia [details]
Coastal Waters of Southeast Alaska and British Columbia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCoastal Waters of Southeast Alaska and British Columbia [details]
Comores
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorComores [details]
Djibouti
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDjibouti [details]
Eritrea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEritrea [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreek Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIsraeli part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAzores [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAzores Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Pacific [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCanadian Exclusive Economic Zone [Pacific part] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 47 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 51 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 57 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 67 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 71 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 77 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 81 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 87 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth East Pacific [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWestern Indian Ocean [details]
Specimens  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSyntype [from synonym] RMNH 2529 [view taxon]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLectotype [from synonym] RMNH 2533 [view taxon]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLectotype [from synonym] RMNH 2587 [view taxon]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthosoma crassum (Abildgaard, 1794) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNemesis lamna Risso, 1826 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlebion carchariae Krøyer, 1863 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDinemoura latifolia (Steenstrup & Lütken, 1861) [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDinemoura producta (O.F. Muller, 1785) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGangliopus pyriformis Gerstaecker, 1854 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPandarus cranchii Leach, 1819 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllothyreus cornutus (Milne Edwards, 1840) [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPandarus floridanus Cressey, 1967 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPandarus smithii Rathbun, 1886 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPandarus lugubris Heller, 1865 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKroyerina benzorum Deets, 1987 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPandarus katoi Cressey, 1967 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchthrogaleus denticulatus Smith S.I., 1873 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNesippus borealis Steenstrup & Lütken, 1861 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPandarus satyrus Dana, 1849 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDinematura latifolia Steenstrup & Lütken, 1861 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNogagus borealis Steenstrup & Lutken, 1861 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMarine Life Information Network - UK 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (121 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (55 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FAO Species fact sheets 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (192 nucleotides; 71 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription An aggressive and dangerous shark with fearsome-looking jaws. Found from the surface to at least 152 m. One of the most active species; when hooked on a fishing line may leap out of the water and has been reported to attack boats. Believed to be the fastest swimming shark (Ref. 9988). Found in coastal and oceanic waters. Prefers temperatures above 16°C (Ref. 9988). Feeds on schools of fish, small sharks, and swordfish (Ref. 5213). Utilized fresh, dried/salted, smoked and frozen; eaten broiled and baked (Ref. 9988). Valued for its fine quality meat as well as its fins and skin. Jaws and teeth are also sold as ornaments and trophies (Ref. 9988). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet Feeds on fishes, including mackerels, tunas, and swordfish  [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Gulf of Maine to southern Brazil [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Usually found in surface waters, down to about 150m. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat nektonic [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorImportance Social - Commercial, flesh is eaten by humans, gamefish  [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType species Type species of genus. Genus Isurus in separate family Isuridae in <143> [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:105839
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Isurus oxyrinchus Rafinesque, 1810. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=105839 on 2014-11-26
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