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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Sphyrnidae Hammerhead, bonnethead, or scoophead sharks

Genus: Sphyrna

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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 92 cm TL
Sphyrna corona Springer, 1940

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
Sphyrna corona
[Scalloped bonnethead]

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 300 cm TL
Sphyrna couardi Cadenat, 1951

Photo by Photo by FAO
Sphyrna couardi
[Whitefin hammerhead]
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Max. Length 50.6 cm OT

Sphyrna gilberti
[Carolina hammerhead]

Circumglobal in coastal w
Max. Length 430 cm TL
Sphyrna lewini (Griffith & Smith, 1834)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
Sphyrna lewini
[Scalloped hammerhead]

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Sphyrna media Springer, 1940

Photo by Photo by Murch, A.
Sphyrna media