- Head is broadly widened into the shape of a shovel
- Front of head NOT notched at midline
- Back is gray or grayish-brown in color
Similar Species: Other hammerhead sharks obtain larger size and have hammer-shaped heads
Size: Up to 4.5 feet
Coastal waters, including bays and estuaries
Mature at about 3 feet in length and produce 6 to 12 young at a time. Feed mainly on crabs and other crustaceans.