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Sphyrnidae

(Family)

Overview

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Taxonomy

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The Family Sphyrnidae is a member of the Order Carcharhiniformes. Here is the complete "parentage" of Sphyrnidae:

The Family Sphyrnidae is further organized into finer groupings including:

Genera

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Eusphyra

The winghead shark (Eusphyra blochii) is a species of hammerhead shark, family Sphyrnidae, named for the remarkably wide lobes on its head. It is the sole species in the genus Eusphyra. A small and harmless species, the winghead shark is commercially fished throughout much of its range. [more]

Eusphyrna

Sphyrna

Sphyrna is a genus of hammerhead sharks in the family Sphyrnidae. It currently consists of the following species: [more]

At least 24 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Sphyrna.

More info about the Genus Sphyrna may be found here.

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Last Revised: August 26, 2014
2014/08/26 04:07:05