Sphyrna lewini ( Griffith & Smith, 1834 ),

White, William T. & Ko’Ou, Alfred, 2018, An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of Papua New Guinea, Zootaxa 4411 (1), pp. 1-82: 43-44

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4411.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:255EE06E-3171-41F3-BB3D-E7D29537A292

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/735C87F1-8A7C-FF85-9BF6-FA735EEB8BC5

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scientific name

Sphyrna lewini ( Griffith & Smith, 1834 )
status

 

Sphyrna lewini ( Griffith & Smith, 1834) 

Scalloped Hammerhead

Zygaena lewini Griffith & Smith, 1834: 640  , pl. 50. No types known. Type locality: south coast of Australia [ New Holland ]  .

Local synonymy: Sphyrna lewini  —Whitley, 1949b: 345 (Goodenough Bay); Fraser-Brunner, 1950: 217 (Menapi); Munro, 1967: 8, pl. 1, fig. 7 (New Guinea); Filewood, 1973: 2 (PNG); Allen, 1998: 67 (Milne Bay); Allen et al., 2003: 112 (Milne Bay); White et al., 2018: 186, figs (PNG).

PNG voucher material: (22 spec.) CSIRO H 7612-02, juvenile male 600 mm TL, south of Kerema , Gulf of Papua, 8°1’12” S, 145°42’2.4” E, 13–14 m depth, 21 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  ; CSIRO H 7613-04, female 530 mm TL, Freshwater Bay , Gulf of Papua, 8°8’15” S, 145°59’29.4” E, 14–15 m depth, 13 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  ; CSIRO H 7614-02, juvenile male 550 mm TL, CSIRO H 7614-03, juvenile male 490 mm TL, CSIRO H 7614-04, juvenile female 520 mm TL, CSIRO H 7614-05, juvenile male 500 mm TL, south of Kerema , Gulf of Papua, 8°3’1.2” S, 145°45’7.2” E, 16–17 m depth, 20 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  ; CSIRO H 7615-04 (dried jaws), juvenile male 540 mm TL, south of Kerema , Gulf of Papua, 8°2’55.2” S, 145°43’30” E, 17 m depth, 20 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  ; CSIRO H 7616-02, juvenile female 530 mm TL, south of Kerema , Gulf of Papua, 8°3’1.2” S, 145°45’7.2” E, 14–15 m depth, 17 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  ; CSIRO H 7617-03 (dried jaws), juvenile female 540 mm TL, south of Kerema , Gulf of Papua, 8°3’3.6” S, 145°37’52.2” E, 16 m depth, 15 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  ; CSIRO H 8160-01 (dried jaws and chondrocranium), juvenile male 930 mm TL, west of Avirara , Gulf of Papua, 8°18’39” S, 146°11’27” E, 12–14 m depth, 27 Aug. 2015GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.006 (dried jaws), Hall Sound , Central Province, 11 Nov. 1963  ; KFRS E.310 (dried jaws), Orangerie Bay , Jun. 1967  ; KFRS E.385 (dried jaws), Torokina Bay , Bougainville, 28 Aug. 1969  ; KFRS E.651, female 980 mm TL, southwest of Kerema , Gulf of Papua, 8°5’37” S, 145°38’6” E, 24–25 m depth, 26 Nov. 2014GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.694, juvenile male 510 mm TL, south of Kerema , Gulf of Papua, 8°2’46.8” S, 145°43’30.6” E, 14–17 m depth, 18 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.697, juvenile male 500 mm TL, south of Kerema , Gulf of Papua, 8°3’15” S, 145°44’21.6” E, 17–19 m depth, 7 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.704, juvenile female 540 mm TL, KFRS E.705, juvenile male 510 mm TL, south of Kerema , Gulf of Papua, 8°4’25.3” S, 145°44’36” E, 18–21 m depth, 11 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  ; KFRS E.713, juvenile female 520 mm TL, south of Kerema , Gulf of Papua, 8°4’47.4” S, 145°47’0.6” E, 20–21 m depth, 12 Jun. 2014GoogleMaps  ; USNM 295163View Materials, juvenile female 530 mm TL, isolated reef about 200 m south of Wongat Island, Bismarck Sea , Madang Province, 5°13’58” S, 145°45’ E, 3 m depth, 23 May 1987GoogleMaps  ; CAS 68163View Materials, near Jais Aben boat dock, Madang, 5°9’19” S, 145°47’59” E.GoogleMaps 

Remarks: First recorded from PNG by Whitley (1949b) from Goodenough Bay. Commonly caught in a variety of fisheries, from inshore prawn trawling in the Gulf of Papua to pelagic longline fisheries.

PNG

Division of Primary Industry

CSIRO

Australian National Fish Collection

KFRS

Kanudi Fisheries Research Station

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Elasmobranchii

Order

Carcharhiniformes

Family

Carcharhinidae

Genus

Sphyrna

Loc

Sphyrna lewini ( Griffith & Smith, 1834 )

White, William T. & Ko’Ou, Alfred 2018
2018
Loc

lewini

Griffith & Smith, 1834 : 640