Shark, thresher (Alopias spp.)

(Bonnaterre, 1788); / Alopias pelagicus Nakamura, 1935; / Alopias superciliosus (Lowe, 1840); / Alopias profundus Nakamura, 1935; ALOPIIDAE FAMILY; also called longtail thresher, pelagic thresher, Atlantic bigeye thresher, Pacific bigeye thresher, fox shark, sea fox, swiveltail, swingletail, thrasher shark.
The pelagic thresher shark, A. pelagicus, and the Pacific bigeye thresher, A. profundus, are found in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. The Atlantic bigeye thresher, A. superciliosus, occurs in the Atlantic. The longtail thresher, A. vulpinus, is found worldwide in warm to cool temperate zon... Read More

 
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
8.42 kg (18 lb 9 oz)
Newport Beach, California, USA
17-Sep-2010
M-02 kg (4 lb)
33.48 kg (73 lb 13 oz)
Newport Beach, California, USA
16-May-2009
M-03 kg (6 lb)
42.98 kg (94 lb 12 oz)
Newport Beach, California, USA
15-Jan-2010
M-08 kg (16 lb)
97.52 kg (215 lb 0 oz)
Santa Monica Bay, California, USA
18-Oct-1987
M-60 kg (130 lb)
327.94 kg (723 lb 0 oz)
Kona, Hawaii, USA
02-Feb-2005
W-03 kg (6 lb)
20.86 kg (46 lb 0 oz)
Long Beach Harbor, California, USA
13-Oct-2002
W-04 kg (8 lb)
43.09 kg (95 lb 0 oz)
Long Beach Harbor, California, USA
11-Aug-2002
W-06 kg (12 lb)
62.59 kg (138 lb 0 oz)
Santa Monica Bay, California, USA
15-May-1977
W-08 kg (16 lb)
63.95 kg (141 lb 0 oz)
Santa Monica Bay, California, USA
20-Oct-1987
W-15 kg (30 lb)
136.98 kg (302 lb 0 oz)
Kona Coast, Hawaii, USA
28-May-1994
W-24 kg (50 lb)
203.21 kg (448 lb 0 oz)
Montauk, New York, USA
08-Jul-1984
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
67.81 kg (149 lb 8 oz)
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA
29-Jul-2007
M-Junior
248.28 kg (547 lb 6 oz)
Kona, Hawaii, USA
04-May-2014

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