Basking shark - Cetorhinus maximus

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Scientific Name Cetorhinus maximus
Author (Gunnerus, 1765)
Taxonomic Rank Species
Taxonomic # 159907
Common Names English: basking shark
Spanish: tiburón peregrino
Spanish: pez elefante
French: pèlerin
Current Standing valid
Taxonomic Parents Kingdom: Animalia
  Phylum: Chordata
    Subphylum: Vertebrata
      Class: Chondrichthyes
        Subclass: Elasmobranchii
          Superorder: Euselachii
            Order: Lamniformes
              Family: Cetorhinidae
                Genus: Cetorhinus
Taxonomic Children
Synonyms (since 1950)

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ITIS TSN159907
Status - ESA, U.S. FWS
    -
Status - Red List, IUCN
    EN (Mediterranean)
    EN (Europe)
    EN (Global)
#records (spatial)9,263
#records (non-spatial)0
#datasets84
Year1856 - 2020
Latitude-55.75 - 64.81
Longitude-122.88 - 178.53
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