Alopiidae

Biscoito, Manuel, Ribeiro, Cláudia & Freitas, Mafalda, 2018, Annotated checklist of the fishes of the archipelago of Madeira (NE Atlantic): I-Chondrichthyes, Zootaxa 4429 (3), pp. 459-494: 462-463

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4429.3.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:17EAB027-D9FB-4B8A-9847-3AA76EC96FCB

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039887A0-FFE1-FFE6-FF22-F99AFA9B0317

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Plazi

scientific name

Alopiidae
status

 

Family Alopiidae 

* ▲ Alopias superciliosus Lowe, 1841  — Peixe-rato-de-natura; Bigeye thresher

Lowe 1841: 39 (as Alopecias superciliosus  )

Springer 1973a: 17 | Cadenat & Blache 1981: 145–149 | Compagno 1984a: 231–232 | Quéro 1984a: 91 | Sanches 1986: 60 | Lloris et al. 1991: 220 | Wirtz et al. 2008: 3 | Carneiro et al. 2014: 10.

Distribution in Macaronesia. Madeira, Azores ( Santos et al. 1997; Arruda 1997; Porteiro et al. 2010), Canary Islands ( Brito et al. 2002; Brito Hernández & Sancho Rafel 2003) and Cape Verde ( Cadenat & Blache 1981).

Remarks. Madeira is the type locality, but the holotype is unknown. There is one formalin preserved specimen in MMFAbout MMF collection, dated from 2012 ( MMFAbout MMF 42302), caught on the black scabbard fish longline. Although this species has economic importance in many regions of the world ( Nieto et al. 2015), in Madeira it is not used for consumption ( Nunes 1953). In 1996 during the project ARQMAD-02-P96 of the DSI, one specimen of this species was caught SW of Porto Moniz, Madeira, while hauling a bottom longline at 800-900 m depth.

* Alopias vulpinus (Bonnaterre, 1788)  —Peixe-rato, Thresher

Lowe 1838: 194 (as Carcharias vulpes  )

Lowe 1852: 253 | Belloc 1934: 140 | Nobre 1935: 438–439 (as Alopias vulpes  )

Noronha & Sarmento 1934: 122 and 135 (as Alopecias vulpes  )

Fowler 1936: 43 | Maul 1948: 138 | Albuquerque 1954 –56: 85 | Springer 1973a: 17 | Cadenat & Blache 1981: 143–144 | Sanches 1986: 59 | Carneiro et al. 2014: 10.

Distribution in Macaronesia. Madeira, Azores ( Santos et al. 1997; Arruda 1997; Porteiro et al. 2010) and Canary Islands ( Brito et al. 2002; Brito Hernández & Sancho Rafel 2003).

Remarks. one mounted specimen in the MMFAbout MMF exhibition. Maul (1948) refers as frequent all year.

MMF

Museu Municipal do Funchal