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thresher shark

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Any of various large sharks of the genus Alopias, especially A. vulpinus of warm and temperate waters worldwide, having a tail with a long whiplike upper lobe with which it strikes the surface of the water.
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Noun1.thresher shark - large pelagic shark of warm seas with a whiplike tail used to round up small fish on which to feedthresher shark - large pelagic shark of warm seas with a whiplike tail used to round up small fish on which to feed
shark - any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales
Alopius, genus Alopius - type genus of the family Alopiidae; in some classifications considered a genus of the family Lamnidae
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7% del total; Cuadro 2), estas son principalmente de habitos pelagicos y con distribucion en mares tropicales como Alopias superciliosus e Isurus oxyrinchus, mientras que otras se distribuyen en aguas templadas y frias (marcada antitropicalidad), como sucede con Carcharodon carcharias y Galeorhinus galeus.
Preliminary studies on the age and growth of blue Prionace glauca, common thresher, Alopias vulpinus, and shortfin mako, Isurus oxyrinchus, sharks from California waters.
The fishery initially targeted pelagic sharks (family Alopiidae), but shifted targets in the mid-1980s to swordfish, Xiphias gladius, due to the species' higher value and to the regulatory changes which created an economic advantage for targeting swordfish compared to thresher shark, Alopias vulpinas.
Age, growth, and reproduction of the pelagic Thresher shark, Alopias pelagicus in the northwestern Pacific.
Age, growth, and reproduction of the pelagic thresher, Alopias pelagicus in the northwestern Pacific.
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.
Observations on the embryos of the longfin mako, Isurus paucus, and the bigeye thresher, Alopias superciliosus.
Diel vertical migration of the bigeye threster shark, Alopias superciliosus, a species possessing orbital.
Distribucion espaciotemporal y composicion de tallas de Alopias superciliosus y A.
Additional species captured during the deep-set trials were bigeye thresher sharks, Alopias superciliosus (7); opah, Lampris guttatus (2); blue sharks, Prionace glauca (2); and common thresher shark, Alopias vulpinus (1) (Table 2, Fig.
Fueron identificadas nueve especies pertenecientes a dos ordenes, cuatro familias y cinco generos (Carcharhinus, Prionace, Sphyrna, Alopias e Isurus).