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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Alopiidaethresher shark.


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  • There are also large populations of sharks, among them the pelagic thresher Alopias pelagicus, the bigeye thresher A. superciliosus, silky shark Carcharinus falciformis and bull shark C. leucas.

    Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico

  • But any South Sea whaleman will smile when he hears talk of the sea-serpent, though he has not forgotten the awe and fascination with which he was filled, when he first saw a whale in the agonies of combat with _Alopias vulpes_ and _Orca gladiator_, and the serpentine evolutions of the former creature.

    Rídan The Devil And Other Stories 1899

  • On some occasions, when a pack of killers set out whale-hunting, they will be joined by a thresher -- the fox-shark (Alopias vulpes) -- and then while the killers bite and tear the unfortunate cetacean, the thresher deals him fearful blows with his scythe-like tail.

    Rídan The Devil And Other Stories 1899

  • Isurus spp., and three species of Threshers, Alopias spp


  • Alopias vulpinus), bigeye thresher (A. superciliosus

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  • Alopias vulpinus) showed up during 27 sampling runs between March 2007 and June 2009.

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