Sphyrna media Springer, 1940
Sphyrna media
photo by Murch, A.

 Family:  Sphyrnidae (Hammerhead, bonnethead, or scoophead sharks)
 Max. size:  150 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range - 8 m
 Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Panama to southern Brazil. Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Ecuador and probably northern Peru.
 Biology:  Little-known. Found in inshore areas over the continental shelves. Viviparous (Ref. 50449). Utilized fresh for human consumption and for fishmeal.
 IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  traumatogenic
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Carpenter, Kent E. - 15.06.92
 Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 23.01.13
 Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 07.06.95

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