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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.
The species in question is a bonnethead shark (Sphyrna tiburo), a member of the hammerhead family commonly found in the depths of eastern Pacific, western Atlantic, and the Gulf of Mexico.
The bonefish, permit, tarpon and bonnethead sharks prefer baits that resemble a crab or shrimp.
Caption: The author holding a bonnethead shark; a student measures a young bonnethead.
Residency and movement patterns of bonnethead sharks, Sphyrna tiburo, in a large Florida Estuary.
Similarly, blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus Valenciennes), Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus), and bonnethead sharks (Sphyrna tiburo Linnaeus) were only collected in subtidal oyster reef and nonvegetated bottom habitats (Table 4).
The other fishes that we tested are senorita wrasses (Oxyjulis californica), bonnethead sharks (Sphyrna tiburo), mummichogs, or killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus), and pinfish (Lagodon rhomboides).
The Bonnethead sharks are the latest arrivals at the National Sealife Centre in Bray, Co Wicklow.
Like the scalloped hammerheads, the bonnethead sharks are also able to communicate between each other by means of a complex body language: Researchers Arthur A.
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).
Bonnethead sharks were not captured but are distributed from inshore estuaries and coastal areas to 44 fm (Compagno, 1984).
Trout are the primary target on the flats this month, but it is mixed bag fishing with pompano, jacks, ladyfish, bonnethead sharks and even a few cobia likely to show also.
It found that more than half of the materials found inside bonnethead sharks' stomach was seagrass.
* 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.