family Alopiidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Alopiidae - thresher sharksfamily Alopiidae - thresher sharks      
fish family - any of various families of fish
Alopius, genus Alopius - type genus of the family Alopiidae; in some classifications considered a genus of the family Lamnidae
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Most sharks are cold-blooded, with the exception of the family Alopiidae or thresher sharks (Alopias spp.), and most of the mackerel sharks.
The bigeye thresher shark (Alopias superciliosus, Lowe 1841) is one of three sharks in the family Alopiidae, which occupy pelagic, neritic, and shallow coastal waters throughout the tropics and subtropics (Gruber and Compagno, 1981; Castro, 1983).