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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Alopias vulpinus (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Alopias vulpinus (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Synonyms:

Squalus vulpinus Bonnaterre, 1788, Tabl. encyc. méth.... Ichth.: 9, pl. 85 (fig. 349). Type: unknown.
Squalus vulpes Gmelin in Linnaeus & Gmelin, 1789, Syst. Nat.: 1496.
Alopias vulpes: Bonaparte, 1835, fasc. 13, illustr. Müller & Henle, 1841: 74, pl. Moreau, 1881: 287 (France) Vaillant, 1885: 14 (embryos, sizes) Smitt, 1895: 1136 (Scandinavia) Collett, 1905a: 79 (Norway) Lozano Rey, 1928: 411 (Spain).
Alopias vulpinus: Tortonese, 1938: 293 (Adriatic, Mediterranean) Bigelow & Schroeder, 1948b: 167, fig. 27-28 (synonymy) Albuquerque, 1954-56: 85, fig. 48 (Portugal, Madeira) Bini, 1967: 53, fig. Parin, 1968: 50 (habitat) Wheeler, 1969: 56, fig., pl. (British Isles).

Common names:

Thresher shark [En]
fox shark [En]
Renard de mer [Fr]
Zorro [Es]
pez zorro [Es]
Fuchshai [De]
Raevehai [Da]
alepouskylos [He]
lisica [Hr]
pesce volpe [It]
voshaai [Ne]
Raevehai [No]
zorra [Pr]
sapan [Tu]

Thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus)