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Noun1.Sphyrnidae - hammerhead sharks; bonnethead sharks
fish family - any of various families of fish
genus Sphyrna, Sphyrna - type genus of the Sphyrnidae
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Latitudinal variation in life-history traits of bonnethead sharks, Sphyrna tiburo, (Carcharhiniformes: Sphyrnidae) from the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
Reproductive biology of the scalloped hammerhead shark Sphyrna lewini (Chondrichthyes: Sphyrnidae) off south-west Mexico.
These preferences are directed at large predatory sharks with characteristically sizeable fins, such as Sphyrnidae hammerheads, or species with high densities of ceratotrichia (Clarke, 2004).
Sphyrnidae. (112) This trend of using retention bans continued in 2011,
Meet the bonnethead shark, a member of the hammerhead shark genus Sphyrna in the family Sphyrnidae. A study, led by Samantha Leigh, a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Irvine, found that these sharks are able to survive on a diet of seagrass, a plant that grows on the ocean floor.
Mercury levels in the Smooth Hammerhead Shark Sphyrna zygaena (Carcharhiniformes: Sphyrnidae) from Northern Peru
The Family Sphyrnidae, known as hammerhead sharks shows a dimorphism compared to the other species of shark: its head laterally expanded with eyes and nostrils on the edges, which gives the species a hammer appearance.
Beginning in the 1980's, sharks (mainly Carcharhinidae and Sphyrnidae) were taken as incidental catch from other commercial fisheries.
But Bruce and his friends--of the families Sphyrnidae and Lamnidae--turn out to be harmless vegetarians trying hard to remember that "Fish are friends, not food."