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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765)

Squalus maximus Gunnerus, 1765, K.norske Vidensk-selsk.Skr.Trondh., 33, pl. 2.

Halsydrus pontoppidani Neill, 1809 (nomen nudum), Fleming, 1817
? Tetroras angiova Rafinesque, 1809
Squalus aunnerianus Blainville, 1810
Squalus homianus Blainville, 1810
Squalus pelegrinus Blainville, 1810
Squalus peregrinus Blainville, 1811
Squalus (Cetorhinus) qunneri Blainville, 1816
Squalus (Cetorhinus) shavianus Blainville, 1816
? Scoliophis atlanticus Anon., 1817
Squalus isodus Macri, 1819
Squalus rostratus Macri, 1819
Squalus elephas LeSueur, 1822
Squalus rashleighanus Couch, 1838
Squalus rhinoceros Mitchell, in DeKey, 1842
Squalus cetaceus Gronow, 1854
Polyprosopus macer Couch, 1962
Cetorhinus blainvillei Brito Capello, 1870
Selachus pennantii Cornish, 1885
Cetorhinus maccoyi Barrett, 1933 (or Whitley and Phillipps, in Barrett ?)
Cetorhinus maximus forma infanuncula Deinse and Adriani, 1953
Cetorhinus maximus normani Siccardi, 1960.

Other Scientific Names Recently in Use:
Halsydrus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765); Halsydrus maccoyi (Barrett, 1933); Cetorhinus rostratus (Macri, 1819); Cetorhinus normani Siccardi, 1960.

FAO Names:
Basking shark [English]
Pélerin [French]
Peregrino [Spanish]
CETOR Cetor 1 [FAO Code]

Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus)