Description after Gilbert 1967 [#946]:
Teeth 13-14 0-2 13-14(first two counts listed by Springer, [1940a, p. 163]); upper teeth oblique, becoming increasingly so toward corners of mouth in upper jaw; teeth 6 to 9 or 10 longest, the outer teeth very low, but with a definite cusp; in lower jaw, teeth 2 through 8 longest (tooth 1 not markedly smaller however), the outermost two or three teeth very short, round, and without a definite cusp; one or two series of teeth functional in alternating rows along sides of upper jaw and two to three rows along sides of lower jaw.
Figure 14. Sphyrna media: adult male, 900 mm. TL, from Panama Bay (UCLA 58-304); c, dermal denticles of same specimen; d, upper and lower teeth, left side, of same specimen, about 1.5 X. (Drawings by Dorothea B, Schultz.)
Material: male, ? cm TL, Prot of Spain, Trinidad, 05.06.1986, collection: Jaws International, Gordon Hubbell, Florida
Images: © Ross Robertson, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama, images shows the correct position of the teeth;