family Sphyrnidae


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Noun1.family 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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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.
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.