SMOOTH HAMMERHEAD SHARK

sphyrna zygaena

Facts

Scientific Name - Sphyrna zygaena
Conservation Status - Vulnerable
Location - Worldwide in tropical and temperate waters.
Diet - Small sharks, skates and stingrays.
Colour - Olive-grey or dark grey-brown on top, white underneath.
Size - Up to 4m
Weight - Up to 400kg
Life Expectancy - Up to 20 years

Hammerhead Sharks are aptly named for their very distinctive heads, which are shaped like a hammer. This unique adaptation improves manoeuvrability, enables them to see 360°, and enhances their ability to detect electrical currents.

WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE?

Appearance

What dangers do they face?

Threats