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Species Name:     Sphyrna tiburo
Common Name:      (Bonnethead Shark)

 

I.  TAXONOMY

Kingdom Phylum/Division: Class: Order: Family: Genus:
Animalia Chordata Chondrichthyes Carcharhiniformes Sphyrnidae Sphyrna


The Bonnethead Shark, Sphyrna tiburo.  Note inset showing an overhead view of this animal's head shape.  Illustration by Diana Rome Peebles 1998.  Courtesy of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of Marine Fisheries.

Species Name:

Sphyrna tiburo (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name:
Bonnethead Shark

Synonymy:
Sphyrna vespertina
Squalus tiburo