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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:80490086-0684-48f4-92ce-e8f9bd6c4242

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

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WMS

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http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Sphyrna lewini
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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Marine Habitats
Conservation status
IUCNNear Threatened (Lower Risk)

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Description

The Scalloped Hammerhead is a large hammerhead shark. The front of the head has an undulating margin with a central notch. The side wings of the head are narrow with margins swept backward. The first dorsal fin is high and second dorsal and pelvic fins are low. It is uniform grey, grey brown or olive above with white underside. ... source: OZ Animals

Online resources

Australian National Fish Collection Images
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Encyclopedia of Life
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Species Lists

state listed spp (non EPBC)
IUCN red list 2011.2

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Sphyrna lewini

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Sphyrna zygaena (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sphyrna zygaena (Linnaeus, 1758) (Linnaeus, 1758)
Cestracion tudes (Valenciennes, 1822)
Published in: Ogilby, J.D. 1916. Checklist of the cephalochordates, selachians, and fishes of Queensland. 1. Cephalochordata, Selachii, Isospondyli (part). Mem. Qld Mus. Vol. 5 pp. 70-98 fig. 1
Cestracion tudes (Valenciennes, 1822): Checklist of the cephalochordates, selachians, and fishes of Queensland. 1. Cephalochordata, Selachii, Isospondyli (part). Mem. Qld Mus. Vol. 5 pp. 70-98 fig. 1 (Valenciennes, 1822)
Cestracion leeuwenii (Griffith & Smith, 1834)
Published in: Day, F. 1865. The Fishes of Malabar London : Bernard Quaritch pp. 293 pp.
Cestracion leeuwenii (Griffith & Smith, 1834): The Fishes of Malabar pp. 293 pp. (Griffith & Smith, 1834)
Cestracion lewini (Griffith & Smith, 1834)
Published in: Ogilby, J.D. 1916. Checklist of the cephalochordates, selachians, and fishes of Queensland. 1. Cephalochordata, Selachii, Isospondyli (part). Mem. Qld Mus. Vol. 5 pp. 70-98 fig. 1
Cestracion lewini (Griffith & Smith, 1834) (Griffith & Smith, 1834)
Zygaena leuwinii Griffith & Smith, 1834
Published in: Ramsay, E.P. 1880. Notes on Galeocerdo rayneri, with a list of other sharks taken in Port Jackson. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. Ser. 1 Vol. 5 (1) pp. 95-97 fig. 4
Zygaena leuwinii Griffith & Smith, 1834: Notes on Galeocerdo rayneri, with a list of other sharks taken in Port Jackson. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. Ser. 1 Vol. 5 (1) pp. 95-97 fig. 4 Griffith & Smith, 1834
Zygaena lewini Griffith & Smith, 1834 Griffith & Smith, 1834
Published in: Griffith, E. & Smith, C.H. in Cuvier, G.L., Griffith, E. & Smith, C.H. 1834. The class Pisces arranged by the Baron Cuvier with supplementary additions by Griffith and Smith. In, The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with its Organisation. London : Gilbert & Rivington Vol 10 pp. 680 pp. 64 pls
Sphyrna tudes (Valenciennes, 1837)
Published in: Ogilby, J.D. 1908. New or little known fishes in the Queensland Museum. Ann. Qld Mus. Vol. 9 (1) pp. 3-41
Sphyrna tudes (Valenciennes, 1837): New or little known fishes in the Queensland Museum. Ann. Qld Mus. Vol. 9 (1) pp. 3-41 (Valenciennes, 1837)

Common Names

Common name Source
Scalloped Hammerhead
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Hammer-head Shark
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Kidney-headed Shark
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Scalloped Hammerhead Shark
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Bronze Hammerhead Shark
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Gebuchteter Hammerhai
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Hammerhead
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Hammerhead Shark
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Scalloped Hamerhead
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Scalloped Hammer Head
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Smooth Hammerhead Shark
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Southern Hammerhead Shark
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
CHORDATA
subphylum
VERTEBRATA
suprageneric
GNATHOSTOMATA
suprageneric
PISCES
class
CHONDRICHTHYES
subclass
ELASMOBRANCHII
order
CARCHARHINIFORMES
family
SPHYRNIDAE
genus
Sphyrna
species
Sphyrna lewini  Recorded in Australia

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