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Noun1.Cetorhinus - comprising only the basking sharksCetorhinus - comprising only the basking sharks; in some classifications considered the type genus of a separate family Cetorhinidae
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
family Lamnidae, Lamnidae - oceanic sharks
basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus - large harmless plankton-eating northern shark; often swims slowly or floats at the sea surface
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The Whale shark is bigger than Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus).
Basking shark satellite tagging project: insights into basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) movement, distribution, and behavior using satellite telemetry.
Growing to more than 35 feet, the basking shark or Cetorhinus maximus, has been a subject of further research for those eager to help preserve the plankton-eating giant after centuries of overfishing.
(1995, 2005), se cree que existen varias poblaciones de especies de peces afines a aguas templadas aisladas en la parte norte del Golfo de California, entre ellas varios condrictios como Beringraja binoculta, Cetorhinus maximus, Hydrolagus colliei, Platirhinoidis triseriata y Raja inornata, entre otros.
Basking shark (cetorhinus maximus) | Photo by greg skomal" by Greg Skomal via Wikimedia Commons
Whale sharks, Rhincodon typus Smith 1828, are the largest of all fishes and one of only three filter-feeding species of sharks; the others are the basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus, and the megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios.
One of the earliest works on fishes in North America is Smith's "Natural History of the Fishes of Massachusetts" (1833) which included eight species of sharks (and four rays), most of which can clearly be identified: Smooth Dogfish, Mustelus canis\ Spiny Dogfish, Squalus acanthi as', White Shark, Carcharodon carcharias; Blue Shark, Prionace glauca; Common Thresher, Alopias vulpinus; Hammerhead Shark, Sphyrna sp.; and Basking Shark, Cetorhinus maximus.
For sharks, aerial survey has been largely limited to the large filter feeding species, whale [18-20] and basking sharks (Cetorhinus maximus) [21, 22], as both these species spend long periods of time feeding near the surface, and their large size make them highly visible.
fasciatum Cucullaea I ODONTASPIDIDAE Palaeohypototus rutoti Acantilados, Cucullaea I Odontaspis winkleri Acantilados, Cucullaea I Striatolamia macrota Acantilados, Cucullaea I CETORHINIDAE Cetorhinus sp.
Some sharks have spectacularly wide jaws, for example the huge whale shark (Rhincodon typus), basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus), great white shark and tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier).