But scientists recently discovered that the diet of one shark species, called the bonnethead
shark, also includes plants.
Latitudinal variation in life-history traits of bonnethead
sharks, Sphyrna tiburo, (Carcharhiniformes: Sphyrnidae) from the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
In field testing, researchers were also able to make species-level identifications of lemon, nurse and bonnethead
sharks, as well as southern stingrays and spotted eagle rays.
Across all of our sites, we recorded five species of elasmobranchs, including lemon sharks (Negaprion brevirostris), nurse sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum), bonnethead
sharks (Sphyrna tiburo), southern stingrays (Dasyatis americana), and spotted eagle rays (Aetobatus narinari).
Baseline health parameters and species comparisons among free-ranging Atlantic sharpnose (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae), bonnethead
(Sphyrna tiburo} and spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) sharks in Georgia, Florida, and Washington, USA.
It's called the bonnethead
shark, and its plant of choice is seagrass, according to the study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
The species in question is a bonnethead
shark (Sphyrna tiburo), a member of the hammerhead family commonly found in the depths of eastern Pacific, western Atlantic, and the Gulf of Mexico.
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.
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.
Behavioral responses of bonnethead
sharks (Sphyrna tiburo) to controlled olfactory stimulation.
Differential co-localization with choline acetyltransferase in nervus terminalis suggests functional differences for GnRH isoforms in bonnethead
sharks (Sphyrna tiburo).