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Synonyms for bonnethead

small harmless hammerhead having a spade-shaped head

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Bonnethead sharks are on an average 2-3 feet long, with a maximum size of about 5 feet.
Kajiura SM, Tyminski JP, Forni JB, Summers AP (2005) The Sexually Dimorphic Cephalofoil of Bonnethead Sharks, Sphyrna tiburo.
Diet, feeding habits, and diel feeding chronology of the bonnethead shark, Sphyrna tiburo, in southwest Florida.
Bonnethead sharks were caught by personnel at Mote Marine Laboratory (Sarasota, FL) and held in that facility.
HOOKED With her new pals SPOT ON Leopard shark has a nosy FIN THE DEEP END Sinead Noonan with bonnethead shark in Sealife Centre in Bray, Co, Wicklow, yesterday
Another species that seems to possess a detached social life is the bonnethead shark.
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).
The glass tunnel provided glimpses of 3-foot bonnethead sharks, whose flattened heads look like spades.
Bonnethead sharks were not captured but are distributed from inshore estuaries and coastal areas to 44 fm (Compagno, 1984).
On the flats you can expect to catch a few bonnethead sharks, one of the few shark species which overwinters in Charlotte Harbor.
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.
The research team focussed their study on juvenile scalloped hammerheads sharks and bonnethead sharks and tested their eyesight.
Bonnethead sharks are small, coastal hammerhead sharks (Sphyrnidae) from the most speciose shark order, Carcharhiniformes, and are distributed along both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North and South America (7).
Lemon, blacktip and bonnethead sharks commonly roam the shallows of Biscayne Bay, but he favors the latter because their diet closely matches that of his quarry.
Ladyfish, bluefish, Spanish mackerel, cobia, bonnethead sharks, pompano and even a few mangrove snapper are all happy to jump on your trout baits.