WoRMS taxon details

Sphyrna lewini (Griffith & Smith, 1834)

105816  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:105816)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description A coastal-pelagic, semi-oceanic shark occurring over the continental and insular shelves. Young form schools and forage...  
Description A coastal-pelagic, semi-oceanic shark occurring over the continental and insular shelves. Young form schools and forage near the bottom, migrating to deeper outer reef waters as they grow. Adults solitary or in pairs. Feeds on fishes, including other sharks and rays (Ref. 1602), cephalopods, and crustaceans; also on turtles (Ref. 2334). Non-aggressive unless stimulated by fish blood. Utilized: fresh, dried-salted, smoked and frozen; also sought for fins and hides (Ref. 9987). Game fish record weighed almost 450 kg (Ref. 9987). [details]

Distribution New Jersey to Florida and the Gulf of Mexico  
Distribution New Jersey to Florida and the Gulf of Mexico [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Sphyrna lewini (Griffith & Smith, 1834). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=105816 on 2018-12-13
Date
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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context source (Deepsea) Moore, A. B.; Gates, A. R. (2015). Deep-water observation of scalloped hammerhead Sphyrna lewini in the western Indian Ocean off Tanzania. <em>Marine Biodiversity Records.</em> 8., available online at https://doi.org/10.1017/s1755267215000627 [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Hong Kong marine fish database. <em>AFCD.</em> , available online at http://www.hk-fish.net/eng/database/index.htm [details]   

basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Castro, 1983 [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description A coastal-pelagic, semi-oceanic shark occurring over the continental and insular shelves. Young form schools and forage near the bottom, migrating to deeper outer reef waters as they grow. Adults solitary or in pairs. Feeds on fishes, including other sharks and rays (Ref. 1602), cephalopods, and crustaceans; also on turtles (Ref. 2334). Non-aggressive unless stimulated by fish blood. Utilized: fresh, dried-salted, smoked and frozen; also sought for fins and hides (Ref. 9987). Game fish record weighed almost 450 kg (Ref. 9987). [details]

Distribution New Jersey to Florida and the Gulf of Mexico [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]
 

LanguageName 
English scalloped hammerhead  [details]
German gekerbter HammerhaiBogenstirn-Hammerhai  [details]
Japanese アカシュモクザメ  [details]
Lithuanian bronzinis kūjaryklis  [details]
Polish głowomłot tropikalny  [details]
Russian бронзовая акула-молот  [details]
Spanish tiburón martillocornuda común  [details]
Turkish çekiç balığı  [details]
Ukrainian Бронзова риба-молотАкула-молот бронзова  [details]