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Lamna nasus (Bonnaterre, 1788) — Porbeagle
Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758) — Great white shark Reported by Solorzano et al. (1988) based on specimens caught by the long line fleet and discharged at the Coruña fishmarket. We consider this as a doubtful record, because those specimens were probably caught out of the study area.
Isurus oxyrinchus Rafinesque-Schmaltz, 1810 — Shortfin mako
Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765) — Basking shark
Alopias vulpinus (Bonnaterre, 1788) — Thintail thresher
Alopias superciliosus (Lowe, 1841) — Bigeye thresher
Common species in the open waters of the North Atlantic but with a single record from Galicia: a male specimen stranded in Playa América, Nigrán (Pontevedra), in July 2008 ( CEMMA, personal communication).
* Galeus melastomus Rafinesque, 1810 —Blackmouth catshark
Galeus atlanticus (Vaillant, 1888) —Atlantic sawtail cat shark
Not mentioned for Galician waters neither in Whitehead et al. (1986) nor in Quéro et al. (2003). Frequently caught between 400 and 711 m depth during the last years in the “Demersales” surveys. Probably this species was previously confused with G. melastomus .
* Scyliorhinus canicula (Linnaeus, 1758)—Small-spotted catshark
Scyliorhinus stellaris (Linnaeus, 1758) —Nursehound
Sphyrna zygaena (Linnaeus, 1758) — Smooth hammerhead
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