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Synonyms for bonnethead

small harmless hammerhead having a spade-shaped head

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Caption: Bonnethead sharks are the first known shark species to get nutrients from eating plants.
Leigh wanted to know whether the bonnethead was incidentally eating seagrass while consuming meat or preferred the plant food as part of its diet.
For this, Leigh, who hails from the University of California, partnered with researchers from Florida International University in Miami and ran a series of lab-based experiments on five bonnethead sharks for three consecutive weeks.
Gardiner has been able to catch five shark species (bonnetheads, blacknoses, blacktips, Atlantic sharpnoses and scalloped hammerheads).
Diet, feeding habits, and diel feeding chronology of the bonnethead shark, Sphyrna tiburo, in southwest Florida.
The Bonnethead sharks are the latest arrivals at the National Sealife Centre in Bray, Co Wicklow.
Keepers at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska, were left scratching their heads in 2001 when one of three female bonnethead sharks gave birth despite having had no male contact in three years.
Geneticists have confirmed a case of birth without mating in a bonnethead shark, one of the smaller hammerhead species.
Hammerhead sharks form the family of Sphyrnidae, that includes eight species: the winghead shark (Eusphyra blochii), scalloped bonnethead (Sphyrna corona), scalloped hammerhead (S.
Some modern chondrichthyans with molariform or pavement-like dentitions, such as horn sharks (Heterdontiformes), bonnethead sharks (Sphyrna tiburo), some rays (Mylobatidae), and chimeras (Holocephali), are durophageous (Dean, 1906; Smith, 1942; Cappetta, 1987; Wilga and Motta, 2000).
Gill lesions associated with infection by Erpocotyle tiburonis (Monogenea: Hexabothriidae) on wild and aquarium-held bonnethead sharks (Sphyrna tiburo [Carcharhiniformes: Sphyrinidae]) were compared using light and scanning electron microscopy.
Residency and movement patterns of bonnethead sharks, Sphyrna tiburo, in a large Florida estuary.
In the study, Nifong confirmed four separate instances in which an American alligator ate a lemon shark, a nurse shark, a bonnethead shark, and an Atlantic stingray.
* When the researchers blocked both vision and lateral line, blacktip and bonnethead sharks could not follow the odor trail to locate prey, but nurse sharks could.
Also in the tank with Justin and the Aqualillies were zebra and bonnethead sharks.