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Noun1.bonnethead - small harmless hammerhead having a spade-shaped headbonnethead - small harmless hammerhead having a spade-shaped head; abundant in bays and estuaries
hammerhead shark, hammerhead - medium-sized live-bearing shark with eyes at either end of a flattened hammer-shaped head; worldwide in warm waters; can be dangerous
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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.
Meet the bonnethead shark, a member of the hammerhead shark genus Sphyrna in the family Sphyrnidae.
The boat putters back to the bobbing cork and the students hook the net and pull out two wriggling mature male bonnethead sharks about two feet long.
Bonnethead sharks, blacktip sharks, leopard sharks, zebra sharks, small white-spotted bamboo sharks, many snakes (including boa constrictors), and fifty species of lizards can all reproduce without males.
Latitudinal variation in life-history traits of bonnethead sharks, Sphyrna tiburo (Carcharhiniformes: Sphyrnidae) from the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
Conversely, the whitenose shark (Nasolamia velox) and scalloped bonnethead (Sphyrna corona) were caught during 1983-1984 but were absent in our surveys.
Carlson J K, Parsons GR (1997) Age and growth of the bonnethead sharks, Sphyrna tiburo, from northwest Florida, with comments on clinal variation.
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is now home to the smallest members of the hammerhead shark family - the bonnethead or shovelhead sharks.
The bonnethead sharks from the Caribbean seas average 30-50 inches (70-127cm) in length and weigh up to 24 pounds (10.
Researchers examined three species of sharks - blacktip, bonnethead and nurse sharks - in an artificial flow channel inside the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida.
BMAA was detected in 23 of 29 fin samples and in all species tested--nurse, great hammerhead, lemon, bull, bonnethead, blacknose, and blacktip sharks--at concentrations of 144-1,836 ng/mg wet weight.