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 (Global or one of the sub regions)
    EN (Global or one of the sub regions)
    EN (Northeast Atlantic)
    EN (North Pacific)
    VU (Global or one of the sub regions)
#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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