Sphyrna mokarran (Rüppell 1837)

Smith-Vaniz, William F. & Jelks, Howard L., 2014, Marine and inland fishes of St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands: an annotated checklist, Zootaxa 3803 (1), pp. 1-120 : 20-21

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https://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.3803.1.1

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Sphyrna mokarran (Rüppell 1837)


Sphyrna mokarran (Rüppell 1837) View in CoL — Great Hammerhead

Justification: Listed as "occasional" by Clavijo et al. (1980:4); common Caribbean species often occurring inshore and around coral reefs.

Distribution: Circumtropical, Compagno (1984b) WA (FL, GOM, BA, GA, VI, LA, WC, nSA, sSA), EA, IWP, EP.

Remarks: An article in a local newspaper, dated 3 April 1982, included a photograph of a huge Great Hammerhead caught off Sandy Point that weighted 795 kg (1,753 lbs) and had a total length of 4.4 m (14 ft 6 in).

HEXANCHIDAE —cow sharks (1 species)

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