Australian Museum Journal A synopsis of the hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna), with description of a new species

Shortform:
Fraser-Brunner, 1950, Rec. Aust. Mus. 22(3): 213–219
Author(s):
Fraser-Brunner, A.
Year published:
1950
Title:
A synopsis of the hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna), with description of a new species
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
22
Issue:
3
Start page:
213
End page:
219
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.22.1950.602
Language:
English
Date published:
27 January 1950
Cover date:
27 January 1950
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
25 May 2009
Reference number:
602
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (114kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (809kb PDF)

Abstract

While working upon material obtained recently in the Gulf of Aden I found it necessary to examine the collection of Hammerhead Sharks in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.). The results of this study were somewhat surprising and have necessitated the publication of this paper. During my work in the field I distinguished three species which I named Sphyrna zygaena, S. mokarran and S. tudes, in accordance with the previously accepted definitions of these forms, but it now appears that not one of these names was correctly applied. The position can best be made clear by discussing briefly each of these in turn.