soupfin shark

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Synonyms for soupfin shark

Pacific shark valued for its fins (used by Chinese in soup) and liver (rich in vitamin A)

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Thus, despite the large numbers of sharks taken in the fisheries, only one species, the soupfin shark , was studied.
In 1937, it was discovered that the liver of the Soupfin Shark was the richest source of vitamin A available in commercial quantities (Ripley, 1946).
By 1941 a similar fishery for the Soupfin Shark had developed in Oregon (Westrheim, 1950).
1978); soupfin shark, Galeorhinus zyopterus (Ripley, 1946); and spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias (Rago et al.
The four-foot fish - which could grow to 15ft - ripped two soupfin sharks apart after they strayed too close.