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  1. Sphyrnidae, family Sphyrnidaenoun

    hammerhead sharks; bonnethead sharks


  1. sphyrnidae

    The hammerhead sharks are a group of sharks that form the family Sphyrnidae, so named for the unusual and distinctive structure of their heads, which are flattened and laterally extended into a "hammer" shape called a cephalofoil. Most hammerhead species are placed in the genus Sphyrna, while the winghead shark is placed in its own genus, Eusphyra. Many different, but not necessarily mutually exclusive, functions have been postulated for the cephalofoil, including sensory reception, manoeuvering, and prey manipulation. The cephalofoil gives the shark superior binocular vision and depth perception.Hammerheads are found worldwide in warmer waters along coastlines and continental shelves. Unlike most sharks, some hammerhead species usually swim in schools during the day, becoming solitary hunters at night.


  1. sphyrnidae

    Sphyrnidae is a family of sharks that are characterized by their unusual head shape, which is flattened and laterally extended into a "hammer" shape called a cephalofoil. This family, also known as hammerhead sharks, includes around 10 species and they are found in warm waters around the world. The distinctive shape of their head helps in maneuverability and provides an enhanced sensory capability to locate prey.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sphyrnidae in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sphyrnidae in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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