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Common Thresher Shark

© common thresher shark

© Stewart Forbes


Order: Lamniformes

Family: Alopiidae

Scientific Name:Alopias vulpinus

IUCN Red List status: Vulnerable

Protected by the following WLT projects:



Species Range (IUCN)


Thresher Sharks are found in all temperate and tropical oceans around the world, although primarily pelagic thresher sharks are occasionally sighted in shallow inshore waters.

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