Sphyrna media

Springer, 1940

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 (Mesozygaena) media, Sphyrna (Platysqualus) media

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 06/2023

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Sphyrna media Springer, 1940, © FAO, www.fish-base.org
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

Western Atlantic: Panama to southern Brazil. Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Ecuador and probably northern Peru. Source: www.gbif.org

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

Viviparous, placental [733].

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

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

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