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Basking Shark
Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Chondrichthyes - cartilaginous fishes »  order Lamniformes - mackerel sharks »  family Cetorhinidae - basking sharks »  genus Cetorhinus

Scientific synonyms

Cetorhinus blainvillei Capello, 1869
Cetorhinus maccoyi (Barrett, 1933)
Cetorhinus maximus forma infanuncula Deinse & Adriani, 1953
Cetorhinus maximus infanuncula Deinse & Adriani, 1953
Cetorhinus maximus normani (Siccardi, 1961)
Cetorhinus normani Siccardi, 1961
Cetorhinus rostratus (Macri, 1819)
Halsydrus maccoyi (Barrett, 1933)
Halsydrus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765)
Halsydrus pontoppidiani Fleming ex Neill, 1809

Other names

= Bone Shark
= Elephant Shark
= Hoe-mother

IUCN category:Vulnerable

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Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/5427]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [http://aquatab.net] [as Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765)]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
EN Australian Faunal Directory [3a3f1aca-2e26-4258-9e98-ef941597ed6a]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversi...], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765)]
Data retrieved on: 21 January 2015
CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [90]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase [http://www.fishbase.org]
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [4292]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
CZ Hanel L., Novák J. (2001): České názvy živočichů V. Ryby a rybovití obratlovci (Pisces), 1. Sliznatky (Myxini), mihule (Cephalaspidomorphi), paryby (Chondrichthyes), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 53 pp. [as Cetorhinus maximus (Gunner, 1765)]
Data retrieved on: 2 June 2013
EN Dyldin Y. V. (2015): Annotated checklist of the sharks, batoids and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii, Holocephali) from waters of Russia and adjacent areas, Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, 43: 40-91 [as Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765)]
Data retrieved on: 19 November 2015

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