The determinants of sexual segregation in the scalloped hammerhead shark,Sphyrna lewini

@article{Klimley2004TheDO,
  title={The determinants of sexual segregation in the scalloped hammerhead shark,Sphyrna lewini},
  author={A. P. Klimley},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={2004},
  volume={18},
  pages={27-40}
}
  • A. P. Klimley
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Environmental Biology of Fishes
SynopsisFemale scalloped hammerhead sharks move offshore at a smaller size than do males to form schools composed primarily of intermediate size female sharks. This movement results in smaller females feeding more on pelagic prey than do males and with greater predatory success. It is contended that this change in habitat causes females to grow more rapidly to reproductive size. Intermediate size females grow at a more rapid rate than males. Female scalloped hammerhead sharks mature at a size… Expand

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