Scalloped Hammerhead Shark: Sphyrna lewini
- Fifth gill slit shorter than 4 preceding ones and located
posterior to pectoral fin base
- Flattened head extending to hammer-like lobes on each side
- Distinct indentation of the front margin of the head at its
- Second dorsal fin longer than tail
- Gray-brown to olive in color with white underbelly
- Teeth smooth-edged
- Pectoral fins tipped with black on the undersurface
- Tips of first and second dorsal lobes and caudal also may have
- Pelvic fin with nearly straight hind margin
The scalloped hammerheard shark is found both offshore and inshore.
Scalloped hammerhead sharks are predatory fish and they feeding
mainly on fish, squid, and stingrays. Males mature at
about 6 feet in length.
This species is not currently eligible for a state record.
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