thresher shark(redirected from Alopiid)
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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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|Noun||1.||thresher 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