Alopias pelagicus Nakamura, 1935

Ebert, David A., Wintner, Sabine P. & Kyne, Peter M., 2021, An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of South Africa, Zootaxa 4947 (1), pp. 1-127: 42

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4947.1.1

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4693793

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scientific name

Alopias pelagicus Nakamura, 1935
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Alopias pelagicus Nakamura, 1935  

Pelagic Thresher Shark

Alopias pelagicus Nakamura, 1935: 2   , 3, pl. 1, fig. 2. Syntypes: location unknown. Type locality: Su-Ao fish market, Taiwan.

Local synonymy: Alopias pelagicus   : D’Aubrey, 1964a: 18, pl. 5 (Natal = A. vulpinnus   ); Bass et al., 1975c: 34, fig. 17; Compagno, 1984a: 229, fig.; Bass, 1986: 102, fig. 16.1; Cliff & Wilson, 1986: 13; Compagno et al., 1989: 42, pl.; Compagno, 1999: 118; Heemstra & Heemstra, 2004: 72; Compagno et al., 2005: 179, fig., pl. 29; Ebert et al., 2013 a: 226, fig., pl. 27; NPOA, 2013: 49; Ebert & Dando, 2014: 57, fig.; da Silva et al., 2015: 246; Ebert & van Hees, 2015: 145; Weigmann, 2016: 848.

South Africa voucher material: SAIAB 6247 [former ORI 2789], SAIAB 27436.

South African distribution: KZN coast to the border with Mozambique.

Remarks: Often confused with A. vulpinus   . Caught commercially in various fisheries ( NPOA, 2013).

Conservation status: EN (2019).

SAIAB

South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity

ORI

Ocean Research Institute

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Elasmobranchii

Order

Lamniformes

Family

Alopiidae

Genus

Alopias

Loc

Alopias pelagicus Nakamura, 1935

Ebert, David A., Wintner, Sabine P. & Kyne, Peter M. 2021
2021
Loc

A. vulpinnus

D’Aubrey, 1964a: 18 , pl. 5 (Natal = A. vulpinnus )
Bass et al., 1975c: 34 , fig. 17
Compagno, 1984a: 229 , fig
Bass, 1986: 102 , fig. 16.1
Cliff & Wilson, 1986: 13
Compagno et al., 1989: 42 , pl
Compagno, 1999: 118
Heemstra & Heemstra, 2004: 72
Compagno et al., 2005: 179 , fig., pl. 29
Ebert et al., 2013 a: 226, fig., pl. 27
NPOA, 2013: 49
Ebert & Dando, 2014: 57 , fig
da Silva et al., 2015: 246
Ebert & van Hees, 2015: 145
Weigmann, 2016: 848