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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765)

Synonyms:

Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765)
Squalus maximus Gunnerus, 1765, Vidensk. Selsk. Skr. Trondheim: 33, pl. 2 ('Trondheim'). Type: unknown.
Squalus maxima: Bonnaterre, 1788: 10.
Squalus gunnerianus Blainville, 1810, Journ. Phys., 71: 256, pl. 2, fig. 3 . Type: ?
Cetorhinus gunneri Blainville, 1816, Bull. Soc. philomath. Paris, 8: 121. Type: ?
Selache maxima: Cuvier 1817b: 129 Müller & Henle, 1841: 71 Moreau, 1881: 305 (France) Nobre, Igis: 440, pl. 58, fig. 183 (Portugal) Saemundsson, 1949: 125 (Iceland).
Cetorhinus rostratus (Macri, 1819)
Cetorhinus maximus: Smitt, 1895: 1143 (Norway) Berg, 1911: 56 (Russia) Scharff, 1915: 24 (Ireland) Bigelow & Schroeder, 1948b: 156 (synonymy) Cadenat, 1950: 87 (Dakar, Senegal) Matthews, 1950: 247 (biology, reproduction) Matthews & Parker 1950: 535 (anatomy) Tortonese, 1956: 114, fig. 56 (Mediterranean) Siccardi, 1961: 97 (nominal species) Bini, 1967: 51, fig. Parin, 1968: 50 (habitat) Wheeler, 1969: 54 (British Isles).
Cetorhinus maccoyi (Barrett, 1933)
Cetorhinus normani Siccardi, 1960

Common names:

Basking shark [En]
Requin pelerin [Fr]
Peregrino [Es]
brugde [De]
Reuzenhai [De]
skylòpsaro [He]
pzina golema [Hr]
reuzehaai [Ne]
squalo elefante [It]
brugde [No]
frade [Pr]
büyük camgöz [Tu]

Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus)