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: 485

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-FFF8-FFF8-FF22-FE9AFB9E038D

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Sphyrnidae
status

 

Family Sphyrnidae 

Sphyrna lewini (Griffith & Smith, 1834)  — Tubarão-martelo; Scalloped hammerhead

Quéro 1984d: 123 | Wirtz et al. 2008: 3 | Carneiro et al. 2014: 12.

Distribution in Macaronesia. possibly Madeira archipelago, Azores ( Arruda 1997, but not considered a valid record by Santos et al. 1997), Canary Islands ( Brito et al. 2002; Brito Hernández & Sancho Rafel 2003) and Cape Verde ( Wirtz et al. 2013, stating the need of confirmation).

Remarks. no specimens or other material from Madeira were found in natural history museum collections. At this point, the presence of this species is considered as subject to confirmation.