Definition of Prionace glauca
1. Noun. Slender cosmopolitan, pelagic shark; blue body shades to white belly; dangerous especially during maritime disasters.
Generic synonyms: Requiem Shark
Group relationships: Genus Prionace, Prionace
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prionace Glauca
Literary usage of Prionace glauca
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1. Sharks of Florida, the Bahamas, the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico by Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch (2000)
"[opposite bottom] The preference of the blue shark Prionace glauca for cooler ... The blue shark Prionace glauca is an open water species that prefers an ..."
2. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"A closely related genus is Prionace, its species Prionace glauca, the great blue shark, being slender and swift, with the dorsal farther back than in ..."
3. The Genera of Fishes ...: A Contribution to the Stability of Scientific by David Starr Jordan, Barton Warren Evermann (1917)
"Then follows a fair account of the Great Blue Shark (SQUALUS GLAUCUS L. ; PRIONACE GLAUCA of recent writers), taken from the description of the "Chien de ..."