Sphyrna couardi

CADENAT, 1951


Whitefin hammerhead
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Sphyrnidae

Reference of the original description
CADENAT, J. (1951)
Initiations Africaines. III. Poissons de Mer du Sénégal. Institute Francais d'Afrique Noire. Initiations Africaines. III. Poissons de Mer du Sénégal.: 1-345

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Sphyrna (Sphyrna) couardi

Types
Sphyrna couardi



Description:


Citation: Sphyrna couardi CADENAT, 1951: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2014

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Sphyrna couardi CADENAT, 1951, © FAO, www.fish-base.org
Common names
spa Cornuda aliblanca, fra \(T\) Requin marteau aile blanche, fra \(T\) Requin-marteau aile blanche, eng Whitefin hammerhead

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: Senegal to Congo. Not in Compagno"quot;s 1999 checklist [529].

Human uses
fisheries: subsistence fisheries

Biology
Viviparous, placental [733]. A coastal-pelagic shark. Feeds on fishes, especially bony fishes, and also benthic and epibenthic cephalopods.

Size / Weight / Age
300 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517])

Habitat
benthopelagic; marine