Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Elasmobranchii > Order: Lamniformes > Family: Alopiidae > Genus: Alopias > Species: Alopias superciliosus

Big-eye shark - Alopias superciliosus (Lowe, 1841)

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Threat status Europe Endangered (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Big-eye shark English Fishbase
Bigeye thresher English Fishbase
Großäugiger Drescherhai German Fishbase
Großäugiger Fuchshai German Fishbase
Karibiankettuhai Finnish Fishbase
Long-tailed shark English Fishbase
Pesce volpe occhio grosso Italian Fishbase
Raposo-de-olhos-grandes Portuguese Fishbase
Renard à gros yeux French Fishbase
Thresher shark English Fishbase
Tiburón zorro Spanish Fishbase
Tubarão-raposo-olhudo Portuguese Fishbase
Zorro negro Spanish Fishbase
Zorro ojón Spanish Fishbase
Zorro-de-olhos-grandes Portuguese Fishbase
Synonym Author
Alopias profundus Nakamura, 1935
Alopecias superciliosus Lowe, 1841
Alopias pelagicus (non Nakamura, 1935)
Alopias vulpinus (non Bonnaterre, 1788)

Other resources

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Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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