Animal Pictures Archive mobile
Query: dusky sharkResult: 10th of 18
Bigeye Thresher Shark (Alopias superciliosus) - Wiki
Subject: Bigeye Thresher Shark (Alopias superciliosus) - Wiki
Bigeye Thresher Shark (Alopias superciliosus).jpg
Resolution: 457x171 File Size: 20555 Bytes Date: 2007:09:17 10:18:03 Upload Date: 2007:09:17 10:21:35

Bigeye Thresher Shark (Alopias superciliosus) - Wiki

Bigeye thresher
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

[Photo] Alopias superciliosus, Bigeye thresher. Date 2006. Author Kevin Deacon

The bigeye thresher, Alopias superciliosus, is a thresher shark of the genus Alopias, found in tropical oceans worldwide, at depths down to 500 m. Its length is up to 5 m (more typically 3 to 4 m), and weight up to 360 kg (more typically 160 kg).

The bigeye thresher is a large shark, with very large eyes indicating time spent at unlit depths. It has an indented forehead and large broad pectoral fins, and the first dorsal fin set further back than that of other thresher sharks. The upper caudal lobe is very long and strap-like, virtually the same length as the body.

The colour is purplish grey above, bream below, with posterior edges of pectoral and pelvic fins dusky.

Bigeye threshers are found in all types of water; coastal shallows, over the continental shelf, and at sea far from land, at all depths down to 500 m.
The text in this page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article shown in above URL. It is used under the GNU Free Documentation License. You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the GFDL.

dusky shark
| Mobile Home | New Photos | Random | Funny | Films | Korean |
^o^ Animal Pictures Archive for smart phones ^o^