90cm - 600cm
Laterally expanded, flattened head
Eyes located at tips of head
Mouth located on underside
First dorsal fin much larger than second
Hammerhead species have been over-exploited in many areas of the Indo-Pacific. Their fins are very popular for the shark fin trade.
Did you know?
The odd head shape of a hammerhead shark probably aids their movement in the water, as well as increasing their sensory abilities