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Galeorhinus galeus
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Galeorhinus galeus

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Galeorhinus galeus

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Galeorhinus
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Overview
Main identification features
  • 1st dorsal fin : origin over pectoral edge
  • 2 large ds, 2nd smaller
  • c: distinct lower lobe
  • eyes oval
GALEORHINUS

TOPE SHARKS

Elongate, slender body; snout long, pointed; 5 gill slits, last 2 over pectoral fin base; 2 large dorsal fins, second distinctly smaller than first; anal fin the same size as and situated under the second dorsal; eyes large, horizontal ovals, with ventral nictitating membranes; mouth arched; no furrows from nostrils to mouth; teeth blade-like, equal on both jaws, serrated on one side; tail strongly asymmetrical, upper lobe long, lower lobe well developed.

A genus with a single, circumglobal, subtropical to temperate species that occurs in eastern Atlantic, western Pacific and enters the north + south fringes of the tropical eastern Pacific.


References
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  • Jimenez-Prado, P., Béarez, P., 2004., Peces marinos del Ecuador continental / Marine fishes of continental Ecuador., SIMBIOE/NAZCA/IFEA tomo 1 y 2.
  • Linnaeus, C., 1758., Systema Naturae, Ed. X. (Systema naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I. Editio decima, reformata.) Holmiae., Systema Nat. ed. 10, 1:1-824.
  • Love, M.S., Mecklenburg, C.W., Mecklenburg, T.A., Thorsteinson, L.K., 2005., es of the West Coast and Alaska: a checklist of North Pacific and Artic Ocena species from Baja California to the Alaska-Yukon border., U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, 288pp.
  • Van der Heiden , A. M. and Findley, L. T., 1988., Lista de los peces marinos del sur de Sinaloa, México., Anales del Centro de Ciencias del Mar y Limnologia de la Universidad Autonoma Nacional de Mexico, 15:209-224.

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