Bonnet Head Shark

Bonnet Head Shark

Family Sphyrnidae, HAMMERHEAD SHARKS
Sphyrna tiburo

Description: broadly widened head in the shape of a shovel; only slight indentation of anal fin; front of head not notched at midline; gray or grayish-brown in color.

Similar Fish: other hammerhead sharks.

Where found: INSHORE species found in bays and estuaries.

Size: commonly 3 to 4 feet.

*Florida Record: n/a

Remarks: matures at about 3 feet in length and bears 6 to 12 young at one time; feeds chiefly on crabs and other crustaceans.

* The Florida records quoted are from the Department of Environmental Protection's printed publication, Fishing Lines and are not necessarily the most current ones. The records are provided as only as a benchmark.


Min. Size Limits: None.

Closed Seasons: None.

Daily Rec. Bag Limit: 1 per person or 2 per vessel per day, whichever is less.

Remarks: Practice of finning and filleting at sea prohibited.