Genus Prionace


Summary:

A genus with a single species, the Blue Shark, Prionace glauca, a wide-ranging oceanic shark with a slender streamlined body, very short labial furrows on the upper jaw only; first dorsal-fin origin closer to the pelvic-fin origin than to the pectoral-fin origin; and teeth not cockscomb-shaped. The Blue Shark lacks keels on the caudal peduncle, spiracles and an interdorsal ridge. Viviparous reproduction.

Prionace Cantor, T.E. 1850. Catalogue of Malayan fishes. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 18(2): 983-1443 pls 1-14 [dated 1849] [1399]

Author: Dianne J. Bray

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Prionace in Fishes of Australia, accessed 20 Sep 2021, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/genus/1215

References


Compagno, L.J.V. 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Sharks of the World. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Carcharhiniformes. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125. Rome : FAO Vol. 4(2) 251-655 pp.

Compagno, L.J.V. & Niem, V.H. 1998. Family Carcharhinidae. pp. 1312-1360 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 2 687-1396 pp.Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 2009. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Collingwood : CSIRO Publishing Australia 2, 550 pp.

White, W. 2008. Shark Families Heterodontidae to Pristiophoridae. pp. 32-100 in Gomon. M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp.