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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphyrna mokarran (Rüppell, 1837) 
AphiaID: 105817

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorElasmobranchii (Class) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNeoselachii (Subclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSelachii (Infraclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGaleomorphi (Superorder) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCarcharhiniformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphyrnidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphyrna (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphyrna Rafinesque, 1810
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphyrna ligo Fraser-Brunner, 1950
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphyrna mokorran Rüppell, 1837 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorZygaena dissimilis Murray, 1887
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorZygaena mokarran Rüppell, 1837
Sources  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, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). 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, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgreat hammerhead sharkUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgreat hammerhead  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgroßer Hammerhai  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordidysis kūjaryklis  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgłowomłot olbrzymi  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorакула-молот гигантская  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortiburón martillo giganteUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcornuda gigante  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordev çekiçbaş  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Djibouti
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDjibouti [details]
Eritrea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEritrea [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mediterranean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMediterranean Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreek Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNemesis robusta (Van Beneden, 1851) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlebion elegans Capart, 1953 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEudactylina pollex Cressey, 1967 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKroyeria gemursa Cressey, 1967 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNesippus orientalis Heller, 1865 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNesippus crypturus Heller, 1865 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (49 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (30 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (51 nucleotides; 42 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription A coastal-pelagic, semi-oceanic shark, found close inshore and well offshore, over the continental shelves, island terraces, and in passes and lagoons. Nomadic and migratory. Feeds on small bony fishes, crabs and squid, also on other sharks, rays, and lobsters. Viviparous, with 13 to 38 young in a litter. Size at birth 50 to 70 cm. Potentially dangerous. Meat utilized for human consumption, liver oil for vitamins, fins for soup, and hides for leather. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet Feeds on stingrays and other batoids, groupers and sea catfishes, but also preys on other small bony fishes, crabs, squid, other sharks, rays, and lobsters  [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution North Carolina to Uruguay (highly migratory species) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Found at depths of 1 - 300m. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat nektonic [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorImportance Social- Commercial, fisheries [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Viviparous species, produces 13-42 of 56 to 70 cm young a litter  [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:105817
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Sphyrna mokarran (Rüppell, 1837). In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=105817 on 2014-10-25
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