WoRMS taxon details

Alopias pelagicus Nakamura, 1935

220019  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:220019)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Primarily an oceanic and epipelagic species; usually mesopelagic in the tropics (Ref. 1602). Also inhabits relatively cool...  
Description Primarily an oceanic and epipelagic species; usually mesopelagic in the tropics (Ref. 1602). Also inhabits relatively cool waters below 300 m and may enter lagoons. Makes use of their tail to aggregate, then stun the small fishes on which they feed (Ref. 1602). Squids may also be included in the diet. Ovoviviparous, with at least two young. Utilized for human consumption, liver oil for vitamin extraction, hides for leather, and fins for shark-fin soup. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Alopias pelagicus Nakamura, 1935. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=220019 on 2018-11-19
Date
action
by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [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). <em>FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes.</em> No. 1, Vol. 2. Rome, FAO. 269p. [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] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Primarily an oceanic and epipelagic species; usually mesopelagic in the tropics (Ref. 1602). Also inhabits relatively cool waters below 300 m and may enter lagoons. Makes use of their tail to aggregate, then stun the small fishes on which they feed (Ref. 1602). Squids may also be included in the diet. Ovoviviparous, with at least two young. Utilized for human consumption, liver oil for vitamin extraction, hides for leather, and fins for shark-fin soup. [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch pelagische voshaai  [details]
English whiptail sharkthresher sharkpelagic thresherfox shark  [details]
French renard pélagique  [details]
German Pazifischer Fuchshai  [details]
Japanese ニタリonagazamenitara  [details]
Portuguese zorro pelagico  [details]
Spanish zorro pelágico  [details]