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Bonnethead (Sphyrna tiburo)
Biological Profile


bonnethead
Bonnethead
(Sphyrna tiburo)
illustration ©FAO courtesy Species Identification and Biodata



Distinguishing Characteristic
1. Head is shovel-shaped with evenly rounded between the eyes



bonnethead
Bonnethead
(Sphyrna tiburo)
Specimen
© George Burgess


bonnethead
Bonnethead
(Sphyrna tiburo)
Specimen
© George Burgess


bonnethead
Bonnethead
(Sphyrna tiburo)
Underwater
© Doug Perrine


hammerheads
Photos to aid in the identification of the different hammerhead species in the Atlantic Ocean:
A. Smooth Hammerhead, B. Scalloped Hammerhead, C. Great Hammerhead, D. Bonnethead
© George Burgess