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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Eusphyra blochii (Cuvier, 1816)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Eusphyra blochii (Cuvier, 1817)

Zygaena nob. Blochii Cuvier, 1817, Req.Anim., 2:127, ftn. 3, also as Zygaena Blochii Valenciennes, 1822, Mem.Mus.Hist.Nat.Paris, 9:227, pl. 1, fig. 2. Based on the Squalus zygaena (not Linnaeus, 1758) of Bloch (1785, Naturg.ausl.Fische, 1, pl. 117).

Zygaena latycephala van Hasselt, 1823
Zygaena laticeps Cantor, 1837.

Other Scientific Names Recently in Use:
Sphyrna blochii (Cuvier, 1817).

FAO Names:
Winghead shark [English]
Requin-marteau planeur [French]
Cornuda planeadora [Spanish]
SPHYRN Eusp 1 [FAO Code]

Winghead shark (Eusphyra blochii)