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Title: Saltwater Fishes

Species #: 16

Common Name: Thresher Shark Scientific Name: Alopias vulpinus Kingdom: Animalia Class: Chondrichthyes Family:

Phylum: Chordata Order:

Lamniformes

Alopiidae

Geography / Habitat: worldwide warm/temperate waters. pelagic, sometimes wanders inshore

Life Strategy: Ovoviparous, 4-6 pups per litter

Food / Feed Strategy: small schooling fish – stuns with tail blows

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Body Form or Style: Fusiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Thunniform Mouth Position: Terminal Citation: "Thresher Sharks, Alopias Vulpinus at MarineBio.org." MarineBio.org - Marine Biology, Ocean Life Conservation, Sea Creatures, Biodiversity, Oceans Research... Web. <http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=284>

16 Thresher Shark  

Common Name: Thresher Shark Family: Alopiidae Geography / Habitat: worldwide warm/temperate waters. pelagic, sometimes wanders inshore Title...