bonnethead

[bon-it-hed]
noun
a hammerhead shark, Sphyrna tiburo, found in shallow waters from Brazil to Massachusetts, having a spade-shaped head.
Also called bonnet shark, shovelhead.


Origin:
1875–80, Americanism; bonnet + head

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Bonnethead may be taken and possessed per angler per trip.
Bull, nurse, and bonnethead sharks are examples of local species.
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