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Bonnethead Shark: Sphyrna tiburo

Appearance:

  • Head is broadly widened into the shape of a shovel
  • Front of head NOT notched at midline
  • Back is gray or grayish-brown in color

Similar Species: Other hammerhead sharks obtain larger size and have hammer-shaped heads

Size: Up to 4.5 feet

 

Habitat:

Coastal waters, including bays and estuaries 

Behavior:

Mature at about 3 feet in length and produce 6 to 12 young at a time. Feed mainly on crabs and other crustaceans.

Additional Information

State Record:External Website This species is not currently eligible for a state record. 

Recreational Regulations


Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles



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