Sphyrna media

SPRINGER, 1940


Scoophead
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Sphyrnidae

Reference of the original description
SPRINGER, S. (1940)
Three new sharks of the genus Sphyrna from the Pacific coast of tropical America. Stanford Ichthyological Bulletin, 1 (5): 161-172

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Sphyrna cf. media, Sphyrna nana, Sphyrna (Platysqualus) media

Types
Sphyrna media
Holotype: SU: 11583 Paratype: USNM: 28160;
Sphyrna nana
Holotype: MZUSP: 4304


Description:


Citation: Sphyrna media SPRINGER, 1940: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 08/2014

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Common names
spa Cachona, spa Cornuda, spa Cornuda cuchara, spa Martillo, spa Tiburón cabeza de pala, spa Tiburón martillo cuchara, fra \(T\) Requin marteau écope, fra \(T\) Requin-marteau écope, eng Scoophead, eng Scoophead shark, por Cambeva, por Cação-martelo

Distribution
Western Atlantic: Panama to southern Brazil. Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Ecuador and probably northern Peru.

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: high; price reliability: questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this genus

Biology
Viviparous, placental [733].

Size / Weight / Age
150 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 5217))

Habitat
demersal; marine; depth range 8 - 8 m (Ref. 58018)