soupfin


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soupfin

(ˈsuːpˌfɪn) or

soupfin shark

n
(Animals) a Pacific requiem shark, Galeorhinus zyopterus, valued for its fins, which are used to make soup
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Noun1.soupfin - Pacific shark valued for its fins (used by Chinese in soup) and liver (rich in vitamin A)soupfin - Pacific shark valued for its fins (used by Chinese in soup) and liver (rich in vitamin A)
requiem shark - any of numerous sharks from small relatively harmless bottom-dwellers to large dangerous oceanic and coastal species
Galeorhinus, genus Galeorhinus - a genus of Carcharhinidae
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Extensive and intensive fisheries developed for the soupfin shark, Caleorhinus galeus = zyopterus, ranging from California to Washington (Byers, 1940: Ripley, 1946; Westrheim, 1950).
The tope shark, which is also known as soupfin shark and school shark, is the largest of Britain's inshore native sharks and is known for its sharp teeth and rough skin.
Scientific name Common name Abbreviation Carcharhinidae Carcharinus acronotus Blacknose shark Cac Carcharinus amblyrhynchos Grey reef shark Cal Carcharinus falciformis Silky shark Cfa Carcharinus leucas Bull shark Cle Carcharinus limbatus Blacktip shark Cli Carcharinus longimanus Oceanic whitetip shark Clo Carcharinus obscurus Dusky shark Cob Carcharinus plumbeus Sandbar shark Cpl Galeocerdo cuuier Tiger shark Gcu Prionace glauca Blue shark Pgl Rhizoprionodon taylori Australian sharpnose shark Rta Sphyrnidae Sphyrna lewini Scalloped hammerhead shark Sle Triakidae Galeorhinus galeus Soupfin shark Gga Lamnidae Isurus oxyrinchus Mako shark Iox Alophiidae Alopias superciliosus Bigeye thresher shark Asu Squatinidae Squalus acanthias Spiny dogfish Sac Squaluss mitsukurii Shortspine spurdog Smi
The four-foot fish - which could grow to 15ft - ripped two soupfin sharks apart after they strayed too close.
There they were: Soupfin, leopard and seven-gill sharks aplenty cruising from one end to the other of the 825,000-gallon tank, anticipating feeding time and posing for the cameras.
A recently opened gallery in the million-gallon Outer Bay environment lets you gaze through a 25-foot-long window to watch the antics of sunfish, bonito, soupfin shark, and other tasty but threatened species.
With more water than all current aquarium exhibits combined, the Outer Bay will be home to blue and soupfin sharks, ocean sunfish that can be 10 feet tall and weigh 3,000 pounds, green sea turtles, barracuda, pelagic stingrays and schools of tuna and other open-ocean fishes.
The instruction includes making a soupfin shark puppet called "Chompy.