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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)

Squalus vulpinus Bonnaterre, 1788, Tabl.Encyclop.Method. Trois Reg.Nat., Ichthyol., Paris, 9.

Squalus vulpes Gmelin, 1789
Alopias macrourus Rafinesque, 1810
Galeus vulpecula Rafinesque, 1810
Squalus alopecias Gronow in Gray, 1854
Alopecias barrae Perez Canto, 1886
Alopecias chilensis Philippi, 1901
Alopecias longimana Philippi, 1901
Vulpecula marina Garman, 1913
Alopias caudatus Phillipps, 1932
Alopias greyi Whitley, 1937.

FAO Names:
Thresher shark [English]
Zorro [Spanish]
ALOP Alop 2 [FAO Code]

Thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus)