Fish Species

Bonnethead Shark

Bonnethead Shark


■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.

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