Name source
Australian Faunal Directory
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species
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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:300a95d0-a34d-4f26-8605-8e04de35c09b

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.

Data Links

JSON

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WMS

To use WMS services, copy and paste the following GetCapabilities URL into your OGC client (e.g. uDIG, ESRI ArcGIS)
http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Sphyrna mokarran
For higher taxa, this will give you a hierarchical listing of layers for each taxon.

RDF

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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
Conservation status
IUCNEndangered

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    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO
    Rights: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO

Description

The streamlined body of the great hammerhead with the expanded cephalofoil is typical of the hammerhead sharks. Adult great hammerheads can be distinguished from the scalloped hammerhead and the smooth hammerhead by the shape of the cephalofoil, which has a nearly straight front margin (as opposed to arched), with prominent medial and lateral indentations. ... source: Wikipedia

Online resources

Australian National Fish Collection Images
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Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Images, Occurrence record
Seafood Services Australia
CAAB Code, Author
Wikipedia
Description, Distribution, Images, Occurrence record

Species Lists

Museums Field Guide apps species profiles – vertebrates
Brief description: Hammerhead shark with a smooth head and a tall first dorsal fin.
Description : Distinctively hammer-shaped head with a grey to bronze body; white underneath. Distinguished by a smooth front edge of the head and a tall first dorsal fin.
Biology : A pelagic fish that feeds near the bottom on fishes, crustaceans and cephalopods (the group that includes octopus, cuttlefish and squid). It produces up to 30 live young born at 65 cm; maturity is reached after reaching 2 m in length.
Habitat: Tropical and warm-temperate coastal and offshore waters.
Native status: Native to Australia
Maximum size (cm): 610
Diet: Carnivore
Dangerous: Dangerous to humans, with rare fatal attacks known.
Colours: Grey, white
Distribution: Northern and eastern Australia.
Habitat types: Marine
Depth: Shallow (1-30m),Deep (>30m)
Water column: Surface,Midwater,On or near seafloor
Commercial species: True
Author credit: Michael Hammer / Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Sphyrna mokarran

Common Names

Common name Source
Great Hammerhead
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Hoe-head Shark
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Hammerhead Shark
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Squat-headed Hammerhead Shark
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Great 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 mokarran  Recorded in Australia

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Genbank

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