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

Big-eye thresher - Alopias vulpinus (Bonnaterre, 1788)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Endangered (IUCN)
Protected by 2 international agreements


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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

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Aleposkylos Greek Fishbase
Alepouskylos Greek Fishbase
Big-eye thresher English Fishbase
Budenb Maltese Fishbase
Chichi espada Spanish Fishbase
Drescher German Fishbase
Faux French Fishbase
Fox shark English Fishbase
Fuchshai German Fishbase
Grayfish English Fishbase
Guadaña Spanish Fishbase
Kettuhai Finnish Fishbase
Kosogon Polish Fishbase
Langschweif German Fishbase
Pas lisica Serbian Fishbase
Pèis rato French Fishbase
Peje sable Spanish Fishbase
Peje zorra Spanish Fishbase
Pesce volpe Italian Fishbase
Pesce volpe comune Italian Fishbase
Peshkdhelpën Albanian Fishbase
Peshkdhelper Albanian Fishbase
Pez espada Spanish Fishbase
Pez palo Spanish Fishbase
Pez zorro Spanish Fishbase
Pichirata Spanish Fishbase
Pixxivolpi Maltese Fishbase
Poisson-épée French Fishbase
Psina lisica Serbian Fishbase
Rabo de zorra Spanish Fishbase
Raposa Spanish Fishbase
Raposa marina Spanish Fishbase
Raposo Portuguese Fishbase
Rävhaj Swedish Fishbase
Rechin-vulpe Romanian Fishbase
Renard French Fishbase
Renard de mer French Fishbase
Requin renard French Fishbase
Revehai Norwegian Fishbase
Rævehaj Danish Fishbase
Sapan Turkish Fishbase
Sapan baligi Turkish Fishbase
Sea fox English Fishbase
Seefuchs German Fishbase
Singe de mer French Fishbase
Skylópsaro Greek Fishbase
Slasher English Fishbase
Squalo volpe Italian Fishbase
Swiveltail English Fishbase
Thintail thresher English Fishbase
Thon blanc French Fishbase
Thresher shark English Fishbase
Tiburón pez zorro Spanish Fishbase
Tiburón zorro Spanish Fishbase
Tubarao-raposo Portuguese Fishbase
Tubarão-zorra Portuguese Fishbase
Tubarão-zorro Portuguese Fishbase
Tærsker Danish Fishbase
Voshaai Dutch Fishbase
Whip-tailed shark English Fishbase
Zorra Portuguese Fishbase
Zorra de mar Spanish Fishbase
Zorro Portuguese Fishbase
Zorro Spanish Fishbase
Zorro blanco Spanish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Squalus vulpinus Bonnaterre, 1788
Galeus vulpecula Rafinesque, 1810
Vulpecula marina Garman, 1913
Alopias caudatus Phillipps, 1932
Alopias greyi Whitley, 1937
Squalus vulpes Gmelin, 1789
Alopias macrourus Rafinesque, 1810
Squalus alopecias Gronow, 1854
Alopecias barrae Perez Canto, 1886
Alopecias chilensis Philippi, 1902
Alopecias longimana Philippi, 1902
Alopias vulpes (Gmelin, 1789)
Alopias superciliosus (non Lowe, 1841)
Alopecias vulpes (Gmelin, 1789)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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