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species

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

Squalus maximus Gunnerus, 1765
Selache maxima (Gunnerus, 1765)
Selache maximum (Gunnerus, 1765)
Halsydrus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765)
Selache maximus (Gunnerus, 1765)
Tetraoras angiova Rafinesque, 1810
?Tetroras angiova Rafinesque, 1810
Scoliophis atlanticus Anon., 1817
Hannovera aurata van Beneden, 1871
Cetorhinus blainvillei Capello, 1869

Other names

= Bone Shark
= Elephant Shark
= Hoe-mother

Vulnerable

Images

Links and literature

CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [90]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase [http://www.fishbase.org]
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 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [4292]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Australian Faunal Directory [3a3f1aca-2e26-4258-9e98-ef941597ed6a]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765)]
Data retrieved on: 21 January 2015
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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