Sphyrnidae

Biscoito, Manuel, Ribeiro, Cláudia & Freitas, Mafalda, 2018, Annotated checklist of the fishes of the archipelago of Madeira (NE Atlantic): I-Chondrichthyes, Zootaxa 4429 (3), pp. 459-494: 468-469

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4429.3.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:17EAB027-D9FB-4B8A-9847-3AA76EC96FCB

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039887A0-FFEB-FFE8-FF22-F893FB1F0332

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Sphyrnidae
status

 

Family Sphyrnidae 

* Sphyrna zygaena (Linnaeus, 1758)  —Tubarão-martelo, Cornuda; Smooth hammerhead

Bowdich 1825: 75 | Lowe 1838: 195 (as Squalus zygaena  )

Lowe 1838: 195 | Lowe 1843–60: 83–86 | Günther 1870: 381 (as Zygaena malleus  )

Noronha & Sarmento 1934: 107 and 146 | Nobre 1935: 425 (as Zygaena zygaena  )

Fowler 1936: 64 | Noronha & Sarmento 1948: 103 | Nunes 1953: 101 | Albuquerque 1954 –56: 109 | Gilbert 1973: 32 | Sanches 1986: 76 | Wirtz et al. 2008: 3 | Carneiro et al. 2014: 12.

Distribution in Macaronesia. Madeira, Azores ( Santos et al. 1997; Arruda 1997, Porteiro et al. 2010), Canary Islands ( Brito et al. 2002; Brito Hernández & Sancho Rafel 2003) and Cape Verde ( Reiner 1996, 2005; Wirtz et al. 2013).

Remarks. five formalin-preserved specimens in MMFAbout MMF collections, first dated from 1984 and the last one from 2013. Maul (1948) refers as frequent all year round. Common in the island of Madeira and rarer in Porto Santo. Juveniles have been seen nearshore at Funchal during summer (MF personal observation).

MMF

Museu Municipal do Funchal