Lamna ditropis

Hubbs & Follett, 1947

Salmon shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Lamniformes Lamnidae

Reference of the original description
Hubbs, C.L. & Follett, W.I. (1947)
Lamna ditropis, new species, the salmon shark of the North Pacific. Copeia, 1947(3), 194

Image of the original description
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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Lamna cf. ditropis

Lamna ditropis
Holotype: MCZ: 36471 Paratype: USNM: 27368;

Description :

Citation: Lamna ditropis Hubbs & Follett, 1947: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Lamna ditropis Hubbs & Follett, 1947, © Andy Murch Elasmodiver
Common names
deu \(T\) Atlantischer Heringshai, deu \(T\) Heringshai, deu \(T\) Menschenhai, deu \(T\) Pazifischer Heringshai, spa Calderón, spa Ludia, spa Marraco, spa Marraix, spa Marrajo, spa Marrajo salmón, spa Marraquet, spa Tauló, spa Tiburón, spa Tiburón carito, spa Tiburón salmón, fra \(T\) Lami, fra \(T\) Lamie, fra \(T\) Maraiche, fra \(T\) Mélantoun, fra \(T\) Requin long-nez, fra \(T\) Requin-taupe saumon, fra \(T\) Squale-nez, fra \(T\) Taupe de mer, fra \(T\) Taupe du Pacifíque, fra \(T\) Touille boeuf, eng Mackerel shark, eng Porbeagle, eng Salmon shark

Short Description
First dorsal fin uniformly dark, no light rear tip; ventral surface of body white with dusky blotches [518].

North Pacific: Japan, Korea, and the Sea of Okhotsk to the Bering Sea and southward to southern California, USA [518] and Baja California, Mexico (Ref. 9253). Source:

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; gamefish: yes; price category: not marketed/unknown; price reliability:

Exhibit ovoviparity (aplacental viviparity), with embryos feeding on other ova produced by the mother (oophagy) after the yolk sac is absorbed [733]. Litter size is up to 4 young [518]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086]. A carnivore [17641].

Size / Weight / Age
305 cm TL (male/unsexed; [518]); max. published weight: 175.0 kg (Ref. 9988)

pelagic-oceanic; oceanodromous [17660]; marine; depth range 0 - 650 m (Ref. 50550), usually 0 - 152 m (Ref. 55221)

shark-references Species-ID=3415;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Echthrogaleus coleoptratus (Guérin-Méneville, 1837) [16599]