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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Prionace glauca (Linnaeus, 1758)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Prionace glauca (Linnaeus, 1758)

Squalus glaucus Linnaeus, 1758, Syst.Nat., (10)1:235. Placed on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (Opinion 723.4d, 1965, name no. 2058).

? Squalus adscentionis Osbeck, 1765
? Squalus rondeletii Risso, 1810
Squalus caeruleus Blainville, 1825
? Galeus thalassinus Valenciennes, in Cuvier, 1835
?Thalassorhinus vulpecula Valenciennes, in Bonaparte, 1838: also in Müller and Henle, 1839
Carcharias (Prionodon) hirundinaceus Valenciennes,in Müller and Henle, 1839
Thalassinus rondelettii Moreau, 1881
Carcharias pugae Perez Canto, 1886
Carcharias gracilis Philippi, 1887
Hypoprion / Hemigaleus isodus Philippi, 1887
? Carcharias aethiops Philippi, 1896
Prionace macki Phillipps, 1935.

FAO Names:
Blue shark [English]
Peau bleue [French]
Tiburón azul [Spanish]
CARCH Prion 1 [FAO Code]

Blue shark (Prionace glauca)