Cetorhinus maximus

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Noun1.Cetorhinus maximus - large harmless plankton-eating northern sharkCetorhinus maximus - large harmless plankton-eating northern shark; often swims slowly or floats at the sea surface
mackerel shark - fierce pelagic and oceanic sharks
Cetorhinus, genus Cetorhinus - comprising only the basking sharks; in some classifications considered the type genus of a separate family Cetorhinidae
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Cetorhinus maximus is also characterized by having large gill slits that nearly encircle the head, numerous long, filamentous dermal denticle gill takers lining the anterior and posterior sides of each branchial arch, a strongly pointed snout and large subterminal mouth with numerous small, monocuspid teeth, strong lateral keels on the caudal peduncle and a large lunate caudal fin (Compagno, 2001).
In the northeastern Pacific, Cetorhinus maximus ranges from the Gulf of California, northern Mexico to the Gulf of Alaska and perhaps the Aleutian Island chain (Mecklenburg et al.
It has been suggested that two band pairs are deposited annually in the basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus (Parker and Stott, 1965) and the shortfin mako shark, Isurus oxyrinchus (Pratt and Casey, 1983), although validation is still pending for these species.
Age, size and vertebral calcification in the basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus).
5-1 m Lamniformes Sphyrna zygaena 3-4 m Lamniformes Cetorhinus maximus 3-12 m Lamniformes Carcharodon carcharias 5-6 m Lamniformes Isurus oxyrhynchus 3-4 m Lamniformes Alopias vulpinus 3-4 m Lamniformes Rhincodon typus 12-13 m Heterodontiformes Heterodontus zebra 0.
vulpinus 48 2 Basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus 156 0 White shark, Carcharodon carcharias 36 2 Shortfin mako, Isurus oxyrinchus 3,457 320 Longfin mako, I.