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Family: Alopiidae Thresher sharks



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Circumglobal. Indo-Pacif
Max. Length 428 cm TL
Alopias pelagicus Nakamura, 1935

Photo by Photo by Romanov, E.V.
 
Alopias pelagicus
[Pelagic thresher]



Circumglobal; tropical an
Max. Length 488.0 cm TL
Alopias superciliosus Lowe, 1841

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Alopias superciliosus
[Bigeye thresher]



Cosmopolitan in temperate
Max. Length 573.3 cm TL
Alopias vulpinus (Bonnaterre, 1788)

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Alopias vulpinus
[Thresher]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Alopias pelagicus Pelagic thresher Circumglobal. Indo-Pacif 428 TL 1935
Alopias superciliosus Bigeye thresher Circumglobal; tropical an 488.0 TL 1841
Alopias vulpinus Thresher Cosmopolitan in temperate 573.3 TL 1788



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