Sphyrna media Springer, 1940
photo by Murch, A.

Family:  Sphyrnidae (Hammerhead, bonnethead, or scoophead sharks)
Max. size:  150 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; 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: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 08 February 2019 (A2bcd) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  traumatogenic
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