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Alopius vulpinus

Definition of the noun alopius vulpinus

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noun

  1. large pelagic shark of warm seas with a whiplike tail used to round up small fish on which to feed
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonyms of Alopius vulpinus: fox shark / thrasher / thresher / thresher shark
    • more generic word: shark = any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales
    • member of: Alopius / genus Alopius = type genus of the family Alopiidae

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Google previewWnt Signaling in Development (2003)

by Michael Kühl

Eptatretus stoutii is the hagfish, Alopius vulpinus is the thresher shark.

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