Cetorhinidae

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: 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-FFE6-FFE6-FF22-FD7AFB970525

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Cetorhinidae
status

 

Family Cetorhinidae 

* Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus, 1765)—Peixe-frade; Basking shark

Johnson 1885: 202 | Noronha & Sarmento 1934: 110 and 144 | Nobre 1935: 440 (as Selache maxima  )

Noronha & Sarmento 1948: 106 | Maul 1948: 138 | Nunes 1953: 138 | Albuquerque 1954 –56: 90 | Springer 1973a: 16 | Sanches 1986: 58 | Carneiro et al. 2014: 10.

Distribution in Macaronesia. Madeira, Azores ( Santos et al. 1997; Porteiro et al. 2010), Canary Islands ( Brito et al. 2002; Brito Hernández & Sancho Rafel 2003) and Cape Verde ( Reiner 1996; Wirtz et al. 2013).

Remarks. in the MMFAbout MMF collection there are a skin dated from 1937 ( MMFAbout MMF 606) and a stranded specimen preserved in formalin dated from 2000 ( MMFAbout MMF 31368). To our knowledge this was the last documented occurrence of the species in Madeira. Maul (1948) refers the species as occasional visitor.

MMF

Museu Municipal do Funchal