Great Hammerhead Shark

(Sphyrna mokarran)

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IUCN Conservation Status
Critically Endangered (CR)


Worldwide in coastal temperate/tropical waters


Size: 10-20 feet

Weight: 500-1000 lbs.

Lifespan: 20-30 years


Fish and invertebrates (stingrays, eels, squid, fish)

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Learn about Hammerheads diet and why they are "critically endangered"

The great hammerhead shark is the largest of nine different species of hammerheads in the world. The common name is inspired by the iconic hammer-like shape of the shark's head.

Juvenile hammerhead sharks start with a rounded head, but as they mature, their heads "flatten," creating a more rectangular shape with their eyes and nostrils on either end.

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