Alopiidae


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Related to Alopiidae: Carcharhinidae, Dasyatidae, Rhincodontidae, Isuridae, Squalidae, Scyliorhinidae, Pristiophoridae

Alopiidae

[‚al·ə′pī·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of pelagic isurid elasmobranchs commonly known as thresher sharks because of their long, whiplike tail.
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The k values obtained in our study (and by Mancini, 2005) for bigeye thresher are the lowest growth coefficients ever presented for this species and within the Alopiidae (Table 4), highlighting the slow growth pattern of this species and its consequent vulnerability to fishing pressure and mortality.
norrisi Florida smoothhound Lamniformes Alopiidae Alopias superciliosus Bigeye thresher A.
The bigeye thresher shark (Alopias superciliosus, Lowe 1841) is one of three sharks in the family Alopiidae, which occupy pelagic, neritic, and shallow coastal waters throughout the tropics and subtropics (Gruber and Compagno, 1981; Castro, 1983).