thresher shark


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

thresher shark

n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
References in periodicals archive ?
I also heard a rumour this week of a thresher shark being caught off Montrose.
SHARKNADO Pelagic Thresher shark (photo by Noel Guevara)
The boat named MBCA Thresher Shark was at the vicinity of Malapascua and Capitancillo islands for an island hopping excursion around 11 a.m.
Visayas - Nothing But H20, Boracay; Shangri-La Resort and Spa, Boracay; Shangri-La Resort and Spa, Mactan, Cebu; Kandaya Resort, Cebu; Evolution Diving Resort, Malapascua, Cebu; Thresher Shark Divers, Malapascua, Cebu; Club Paradise Coron, Palawan; Freediving, Coron, Palawan; Kalye Artisano Coron, Palawan; Red Carabao Coron, Palawan; Sangat Island Dive Resort, Coron, Palawan; Adventure Scuba, El Nido, Palawan; Cauayan Island Resort, El Nido, Palawan; Salt and Sun, El Nido, Palawan; Atlantis Dive Resort, Dumaguete
In total, there are only about 13 species (shortfin and longfin mako, white, porbeagle, salmon, blue, oceanic whitetip, silky, basking, tope, and pelagic, common, and bigeye thresher shark) that have these special traits.
Ten co-exhibitors joined the TPB booth, namely Magic Resorts Philippines, Scandi Divers Resort, Atlantis Hotel, Atmosphere Resort and spa, Philippine Dive Holidays, Seaquest Dive Center, Buceo Anilao Beach and Dive Resort, Fish Unlimited Beach and Dive Resort, Thresher Shark Divers and Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort.
A THRESHER shark leaps from the water off the coast of Torquay in Devon, a very rare sighting in the UK.
They also made headlines in 2015 after someone on board reeled in a 19-stone thresher shark , believed to be only the second of its kind ever caught off Wales.
Trophic shift in the diet of the pelagic thresher shark based on stomach contents and stable isotope analyses.
"Towards the end of the show a thresher shark will leap out at the audience, which should knock their socks off!" she said.