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  • Compagno, Leonard J. V. 1984. Sharks of the World: An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. FAO Fisheries Synopsis, no. 125, vol. 4, pt. 1
  • Compagno, Leonard J. V. 2001. Sharks of the World: An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date, vol. 2: Bullhead, mackerel and carpet sharks (Heterodontiformes, Lamniformes and Orectolobiformes). FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes, no. 1, vol. 2. viii + 269
  • Eschmeyer, William N., ed. 1998. Catalog of Fishes. Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3. 2905
  • Ferretti, F., Myers, R.A., Serena, F., Lotze, H.K., 2008. Loss of large predatory sharks from the Mediterranean Sea. Conservation biology. 22 (4), 952-964.
  • Gervelis, B.J., Natanson, L.J., 2013. Age and growth of the common Thresher Shark in the western North Atlantic Ocean. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 142 (6), 1535-1545.
  • Hamilton, Robert. 1866. British Fishes, Part II. London, England : Chatto and Windus. Naturalist's Library, vol. 37; Facing page 312
  • Nelson, Joseph S. 1994. Fishes of the World, Third Edition. xvii + 600
  • Oliver, S.P., Turner, J.R., Gann, K., Silvosa, M., Jackson, T.D., 2013. Thresher sharks use tail-slaps as a hunting strategy. PLOS ONE. 8 (7), e67380.
  • Rafinesque, C.S. (1810). Caratteri di alcuni nuovi generi e nuove specie di animali e piante della sicilia, con varie osservazioni sopra i medisimi. Per le stampe di Sanfilippo: Palermo, Italy. 105, 20 fold. Pl pp.
  • Sepulveda, C.A., Wegner, N.C., Bernal, D., Graham, J.B., 2005. The red muscle morphology of the thresher sharks (family Alopiidae). Journal of Experimental Biology, 208, 4255-4261.
  • Smith, S.E., Rasmussen, R.C., Ramon, D.A., Cailliet, G.M., 2008. The biology and ecology of Thresher Sharks (Alopiidae). Fish and Aquatic Resources Series, 13, 0-68.
  • WoRMS (2014). Alopias Rafinesque, 1810. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at


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