Family Alopiidae - Thresher sharks
  Order
:
  Class
:
Elasmobranchii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 1 | Species : 3 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
:
lower   Tertiary   lower   Eocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
:
Distribution: marine; all oceans. Upper lobe of caudal fin greatly elongate, caudal fin almost one-half of total length; third to fifth gill openings over origin of pectoral fin. Ovoviviparous, embryos feeding on yolk sac and other ova produced by the mother (Ref. 50449).
  Etymology
:
Greek, alopex = fox ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
bearers
  Typical activity level
:
active
  Main Ref
:
  Coordinator
:
  Deep Fin Classification
:

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Alopiidae as currently in FishBase

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In the column CofF, the digit indicates the status of synchronization with CofF: 0: Not checked; 1: Same status;   2: Different status;   3: Other combination;   4: Synonym in CofF;   5: Species/Subspecies issue;   6: Synonym of another species in CofF;   7: Not in CofF;   8: Should not be in CofF. The CofF version currently used is the one published on 23-07-2014 (Ref. 97102).

The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Alopias vulpinus (Bonnaterre, 1788)
acceptedseniornew
Squalus vulpinus Bonnaterre, 1788
synonymseniororiginal2
Squalus vulpes Berkenhout, 1789
ambiguoushomonymoriginal2
Squalus vulpes Gmelin, 1789
synonymjuniororiginal2
Alopecias vulpes (Gmelin, 1789)
synonymjuniornew
Alopias vulpes (Gmelin, 1789)
synonymjuniornew
Carcharias vulpes (Gmelin, 1789)
synonymjuniornew
Galeus vulpecula Rafinesque, 1810
synonymjuniororiginal2
Alopias macrourus Rafinesque, 1810
synonymjuniororiginal2
Squalus alopecias Gronow, 1854
synonymjuniororiginal2
Alopecias barrae PĂ©rez Canto, 1886
synonymjuniororiginal2
Alopecias longimana Philippi, 1902
synonymjuniororiginal2
Alopecias chilensis Philippi, 1902
synonymjuniororiginal2
Vulpecula marina Garman, 1913
synonymjuniororiginal2
Alopias caudatus Phillipps, 1932
synonymjuniororiginal2
Alopias greyi Whitley, 1937
synonymjuniororiginal2
Alopias superciliosus (non Lowe, 1841)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Alopias pelagicus (non Nakamura, 1935)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniororiginal
Alopias profundus Nakamura, 1935
synonymjuniororiginal2
Alopias vulpinus (non Bonnaterre, 1788)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Alopias pelagicus (non Nakamura, 1935)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Alopias pelagicus Nakamura, 1935
acceptedseniororiginal2
Alopias vulpinus (non Bonnaterre, 1788)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Alopias superciliosus (non Lowe, 1841)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
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