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.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Fraser-Brunner, 1950, Rec. Aust. Mus. 22(3): 213–219
Author
A. Fraser-Brunner
Year
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
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