WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlopias pelagicus Nakamura, 1935

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

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Primarily an oceanic and epipelagic species;...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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]
Bailly, N. (2008). Alopias pelagicus. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2017). FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=220019 on 2017-12-13

Date
action
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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). (2017). 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). FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes. No. 1, Vol. 2. Rome, FAO. 269p. [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] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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 Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpelagische voshaai  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorwhiptail sharkUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorthresher sharkUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpelagic thresherUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorfox shark  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrenard pélagique  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPazifischer Fuchshai  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorニタリUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoronagazameUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editornitara  [details]
Portuguese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorzorro pelagico  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorzorro pelágico  [details]