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COMMON NAME: Hammerhead Sharks

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Sphyrnidae sp.

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FAMILY: Sphyrnidae


LENGTH: 6.1m

  • There are 9 species of “hammerhead” shark which
    make up the family Sphyrnidae, the largest of which is the Great Hammerhead Sphyrna mokarran

  • Named for the distinctive structure of their heads,
    which are flattened and laterally extended into a
    "hammer" shape called a cephalofoil

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