thresher shark

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large pelagic shark of warm seas with a whiplike tail used to round up small fish on which to feed

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japanica was significantly different from all other species (P-value <0.01), as well as Alopias spp.
retention ban on bigeye thresher sharks (Alopias superciliosus) and
Catch composition during PIER DSBG research sets consisted of nine species, which included the same seven species captured in the EFP trials, as well as the common thresher shark, Alopias vulpinus (n=2) and yellowfin tuna, Thunnus albacares (n=1).
The shark meat trade is apparently alive and well, as evidenced by the apprehension of a shipment of thresher shark (Alopias pelagicus) meat on Wednesday night in Naga City, Cebu province.
(17.) Santi Roberts, "Seafood Watch Seafood Report: Monterey Bay Aquarium--Sharks and Dogfish with a Focus on Blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus), Sandbar shark (Carcharinus plumbeus), Common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus), Shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus), Spiny dog-fish (Squalus acanthias), Dusky smooth hound (smooth dogfish) (Mustelus canis)" (21 December 2005, with stock update as of 4 October 2010) at 93-96.
Pelagic thresher (Alopias pelagicus Nakamura, 1935) embryos examined in September in the Gulf of California ranged from 1 mm to 1390 mm demonstrating that females are not synchronous (Fig.
Most sharks are cold-blooded, with the exception of the family Alopiidae or thresher sharks (Alopias spp.), and most of the mackerel sharks.
Observations on the embryos of the longfin mako, Isurus paucus, and the bigeye thresher, Alopias superciliosus.
The common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus) is an example of an obligate ram ventilator, and therefore pulling this species backwards or adding drag would affect their breathing and survival (Heberer et al., 2010; Sepulveda et al., 2015).
Preliminary results: behavior and habitat preferences of silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) and a big eye thresher shark (Alopias superciliosus) tagged in the Eastern Tropical Pacific.
The fishery initially targeted pelagic sharks (family Alopiidae), but shifted targets in the mid-1980s to swordfish, Xiphias gladius, due to the species' higher value and to the regulatory changes which created an economic advantage for targeting swordfish compared to thresher shark, Alopias vulpinas.
Apart from the manta rays, other species in the shipment identified were two species of stingray, the honeycomb stingray (Himantura wamak) and pink whipray (Himantura fai); a spinetail mobula (Mobula japonica); and two species of sharks, the silky shark (Cacharhinus falciformis) and pelagic thresher shark (Alopias pelagicus).
Fueron identificadas nueve especies pertenecientes a dos ordenes, cuatro familias y cinco generos (Carcharhinus, Prionace, Sphyrna, Alopias e Isurus).
Thresher sharks (Alopias species) have also been greatly affected by sportfishing.