Endangered Species Act Status Review of Common Thresher (Alopias vulpinus) and Bigeye Thresher (Alopias superciliosus) Sharks
The 2016 status review report conducted on two petitions to list the common and bigeye thresher sharks, respectively, as either threatened or endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA)
This document reports the scientific review as well as the team’s conclusions regarding the biological status of common and bigeye thresher sharks. The conclusions in this status review are subject to revision should important new information arise in the future. Where available, we provide literature citations to review articles that provide even more extensive citations for each topic. Data and information were reviewed through January 2016.