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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Galeorhinus galeus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Galeorhinus galeus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Squalus galeus Linnaeus, 1758, Syst.Nat. ed. 10, 1:234.

? Squalus rhinophanes Peron, 1807
Galeus vulgaris Fleming, 1828
Galeus canis Bonaparte, 1834 (not Squalus canis Mitchell, 1815, = Mustelus canis)
Galeus nilssoni Bonaparte, 1846
Galeus communis Owen, 1853
Galeus linnei Malm, 1877
Galeus australis Macleay, 1881
Galeus zyspterus Jordan and Gilbert, 1883
Galeus chilensis Perez Canto, 1886
Galeus molinae Philippi, 1887
Carcharhinus cyrano Whitley, 1930
Galeorhinus vitaminicus de Buen, 1950

Other Scientific Names Recently in Use:
Notogaleus rhinophanes (Peron, 1807)
Galeorhinus australis (Macleay, 1881)
Galeorhinus zyopterus (Jordan and Gilbert, 1883)
Galeorhinus chilensis (Perez Canto, 1886)

FAO Names:
Tope shark [English]
Requin-hâ [French]
Cazón [Spanish]
TRIAK Galeo 1 [FAO Code]

Important Regional Names:
Tope shark (British Isles)
Vitamin shark (Uruguay and Argentina; Tiburón vitaminico)
Soupfin shark (California to British Columbia, also South Africa)
School shark (Australia and New Zealand)

Tope shark (Galeorhinus galeus)