Accepted scientific name:
Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765) (accepted name) 1 literature reference for Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765)
Synonyms:
Cetorhinus blainvillei Capello, 1869 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Cetorhinus blainvillei Capello, 1869
Cetorhinus maccoyi (Barrett, 1933) (synonym) 1 literature reference for Cetorhinus maccoyi (Barrett, 1933)
Cetorhinus maximus infanuncula Deinse & Adriani, 1953 (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Cetorhinus maximus infanuncula Deinse & Adriani, 1953
Cetorhinus maximus normani (Siccardi, 1961) (synonym) 1 literature reference for Cetorhinus maximus normani (Siccardi, 1961)
Cetorhinus normani Siccardi, 1961 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Cetorhinus normani Siccardi, 1961
Cetorhinus rostratus (Macri, 1819) (synonym) 1 literature reference for Cetorhinus rostratus (Macri, 1819)
Halsydrus maccoyi (Barrett, 1933) (synonym) 1 literature reference for Halsydrus maccoyi (Barrett, 1933)
Halsydrus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765) (synonym) 1 literature reference for Halsydrus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765)
Halsydrus pontoppidiani Neill, 1809 (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Halsydrus pontoppidiani Neill, 1809
Hannovera aurata van Beneden, 1871 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Hannovera aurata van Beneden, 1871
Polyprosopus macer Couch, 1862 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Polyprosopus macer Couch, 1862
Scoliophis atlanticus Anonymous, 1817 (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Scoliophis atlanticus Anonymous, 1817
Selache elephas (Le Sueur, 1822) (synonym) 1 literature reference for Selache elephas (Le Sueur, 1822)
Selache maxima (Gunnerus, 1765) (synonym) 1 literature reference for Selache maxima (Gunnerus, 1765)
Selache maximum (Gunnerus, 1765) (synonym) 1 literature reference for Selache maximum (Gunnerus, 1765)
Selache maximus (Gunnerus, 1765) (synonym) 1 literature reference for Selache maximus (Gunnerus, 1765)
Selachus pennantii Cornish, 1885 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Selachus pennantii Cornish, 1885
Squalis gunneri Blainville, 1816 (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Squalis gunneri Blainville, 1816
Squalis shavianus Blainville, 1816 (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Squalis shavianus Blainville, 1816
Squalus cetaceus Gronow, 1854 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Squalus cetaceus Gronow, 1854
Squalus elephas Lesueur, 1822 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Squalus elephas Lesueur, 1822
Squalus gunnerianus Blainville, 1810 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Squalus gunnerianus Blainville, 1810
Squalus homianus Blainville, 1810 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Squalus homianus Blainville, 1810
Squalus isodus Macri, 1819 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Squalus isodus Macri, 1819
Squalus maximus Gunnerus, 1765 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Squalus maximus Gunnerus, 1765
Squalus pelegrinus Blainville, 1810 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Squalus pelegrinus Blainville, 1810
Squalus peregrinus Blainville, 1810 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Squalus peregrinus Blainville, 1810
Squalus rashleighanus Couch, 1838 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Squalus rashleighanus Couch, 1838
Squalus rhinoceros DeKay, 1842 (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Squalus rhinoceros DeKay, 1842
Squalus rostratus Macri, 1819 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Squalus rostratus Macri, 1819
Tetraoras angiova Rafinesque, 1810 (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Tetraoras angiova Rafinesque, 1810
Tetroras angiova Rafinesque, 1810 (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Tetroras angiova Rafinesque, 1810
Tetroras maccoyi Barrett, 1933 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Tetroras maccoyi Barrett, 1933
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Koesterhaai Afrikaans South Africa Click here to show the literature
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Pelegrí Catalan Spain Click here to show the literature
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Psina gorostasna Croatian Croatia Click here to show the literature
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Suncani pas Croatian Croatia Click here to show the literature
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Brugde Danish Denmark Click here to show the literature
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Reuzenhaai Dutch Netherlands Click here to show the literature
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Basking shark English Alaska Click here to show the literature
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Basking shark English Azores Is Click here to show the literature
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Basking shark English Can Br Colum Click here to show the literature
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Basking shark English Cuba Click here to show the literature
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Basking shark English New Zealand Click here to show the literature
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Basking shark English Sierra Leone Click here to show the literature
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Basking shark English United Kingdom Click here to show the literature
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Basking shark English USA Click here to show the literature
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Basking tresher English Uruguay Click here to show the literature
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Bone shark English Cuba Click here to show the literature
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Bone shark English United Kingdom Click here to show the literature
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Elephant shark English Cuba Click here to show the literature
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Elephant shark English United Kingdom Click here to show the literature
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Hoe-mother English United Kingdom Click here to show the literature
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Shark English USA Click here to show the literature
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Sun-fish English Ireland Click here to show the literature
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Sunfish English Australia Click here to show the literature
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Brugda Faroese Faeroe Is Click here to show the literature
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Jättiläishai Finnish Finland Click here to show the literature
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Éléphant de mer French France Click here to show the literature
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Flaneur French - Click here to show the literature
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Pèlerin French Can Quebec Click here to show the literature
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Pèlerin French Cuba Click here to show the literature
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Pèlerin French France Click here to show the literature
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Poisson à voiles French France Click here to show the literature
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Requin French France Click here to show the literature
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Requin pélerin French - Click here to show the literature
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Requin pélerin French France Click here to show the literature
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Squale géant French France Click here to show the literature
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Squale pélerin French France Click here to show the literature
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Mandelhai German Germany Click here to show the literature
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Reuzenhai German Germany Click here to show the literature
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Riesenhai German Germany Click here to show the literature
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Karish anak Hebrew Israel Click here to show the literature
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Beinhákarl Icelandic Iceland Click here to show the literature
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Cagna Italian Italy Click here to show the literature
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Can Italian Italy Click here to show the literature
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Canisca Italian Italy Click here to show the literature
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Imbestino Italian Italy Click here to show the literature
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Mmistinu Italian Italy Click here to show the literature
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Pesce elefante Italian Italy Click here to show the literature
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Pesce pappagallo Italian Italy Click here to show the literature
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Pisci sceccu Italian Italy Click here to show the literature
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돌묵상어 Korean Korea, South Click here to show the literature
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Reremai Maori New Zealand Click here to show the literature
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Dlugoszpar Polish Poland Click here to show the literature
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Rekin olbrzymi Polish Poland Click here to show the literature
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Cação-peregrino-argentino Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Frade Portuguese Cape Verde Islands Click here to show the literature
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Peixe frade Portuguese Azores Is Click here to show the literature
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Peixe-carago Portuguese Cape Verde Islands Click here to show the literature
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K'wet'thenéchte Salish Can Br Colum Click here to show the literature
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Pzina golema Serbian Montenegro Click here to show the literature
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Pzina golema Serbian Serbia and Montenegro Click here to show the literature
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Tiburón canasta Spanish Peru Click here to show the literature
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Tiburón peregrino Spanish Spain Click here to show the literature
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Classification:
Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Elasmobranchii
Order Lamniformes
Family Cetorhinidae
Genus Cetorhinus
Distribution: Cosmopolitan. Western Atlantic: Newfoundland, Canada to Florida, USA; southern Brazil to Argentina. Eastern Atlantic: Iceland, Norway and western Barents Sea to the Mediterranean and Senegal; also western Cape Province, South Africa. Western Pacific: Japan to New Zealand. Eastern Pacific: Gulf of Alaska to Chile; possibly the Galapagos Islands. Highly migratory species, Annex I of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (Ref. 26139). At risk of extinction by overfishing because of low to very low productivity (Ref. 36717). International trade restricted (CITES Appendix II, since 28.5.2003).
Additional data: -
Source database: FishBase, Jan 2011
Latest taxonomic scrutiny: Group expert : Compagno, L.J.V., Data last modified by FishBase 05-Jan-2011
Online resource: http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php?ID=90
CoL taxon LSID: urn:lsid:catalogueoflife.org:taxon:d131c701-2dc5-11e0-98c6-2ce70255a436:col20110201