Bonnethead Shark: Sphyrna tiburo
- 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
Bonnethead sharks are an inshore species found in bays and estuaries.
These sharks mature at about 3 feet in length and bear 6 to 12 young at one time. They feed chiefly on crabs and other crustaceans.
State Record: This species is not currently eligible for a state record.
Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles