Sphyrna gilberti

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Carcharhiniformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Classis: Chondrichthyes
Subclassis: Elasmobranchii
Superordo: Selachimorpha
Ordo: Carcharhiniformes

Familia: Sphyrnidae
Genus: Sphyrna
Species: Sphyrna gilberti

Name[edit]

Sphyrna gilberti Quattro et al., 2013

  • Holotype: UF 183577.
  • Paratypes: UF 183579 (2), 183578 (2).

Type locality: Bulls Bay, South Carolina, U.S.A. [1]

Etymology: Named in honor of ichthyologist Carter R. Gilbert, who first reported (Gilbert 1967) an anomalous specimen of S. lewini collected off Charleston, SC (USNM 25180). Based on vertebral count and collection location, the anomalous specimen is likely the first recorded individual of S. gilberti.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Carolina hammerhead

References[edit]

  • Quattro, J. M., Driggers, W. B. III, Grady, J. M., Ulrich, G. F. & Roberts, M. A.; 2013: Sphyrna gilberti sp. nov., a new hammerhead shark (Carcharhiniformes, Sphyrnidae) from the western Atlantic Ocean. Zootaxa 3702(2): 159–178. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3702.2.5 Reference page
  • Gilbert, C. R.; 1967: A revision of the hammerhead sharks (family Sphyrnidae). Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 119: 1–88. DOI: 10.5479/si.00963801.119-3539.1