Sphyrna tiburo

English: shovelhead
Spanish: cabeza de pala

Characterized by a broad, smooth, spade-like head, they have the smallest cephalofoil (hammerhead) of all Sphyrna. Grey-brown above and lighter on the underside, it is a timid and a harmless shark

On average, bonnethead sharks are about 1 m (3.4 ft) long, being the smallest hammerhead shark.

It ranges from New England, where it is rare, to the Gulf of Mexicoand Brazill, and from southern California to Ecuador.


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