The Scalloped Hammerhead Shark

Scientific Name; Sphyrna lewini. By Noah Osborne

The Unique Anatomy of Scalloped Hammerhead Shark

One interesting fact about the Scalloped Hammerhead is that its head is bigger than its dorsal fin.

Another interesting fact is that Scalloped Hammerhead has a counter shading. Which means that they are one color on top and white on the bottom. In this case the Scalloped Hammerhead is grayish-copper on top and white on the bottom.

One trade that is especially unique to the Scalloped Hammerhead is its head. The perfect tracker. With its eyes far apart from another for optimal vision. Also its nostrils that are also far apart from another great for tracking prey when its hurt.

Apart of the Scalloped Hammerhead that is over look but still important is that its pelvic fin has straight margins. This is important to the Scalloped Hammerhead because is makes it more mobile and quicker.

The Scalloped Hammerhead's Habitat , Life Span, Size, and Scientific Family and Order.

The Scalloped hammerhead habitat consist of a tropical climate, warn water, and coastal beaches.They can be found though out the world Scalloped Hammerhead have a life span of about thirty years. They give live birth after a nine to ten month period. A fully grown Scalloped hammerhead can be up to four meters long. Scalloped Hammerhead scientific family is Sphyrnidae and its order is Carcharhiniformes. The main diet of the Scalloped Hammerhead is invertebrates, rays and other small sharks.
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Interesting Tidbit

The Scalloped Hammerhead original scientific name was Zygaena lewini.

Work Cited

"Sphyrna Lewini." :: Florida Museum of Natural History. Ed. Cahleen Bester. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 May 2016.

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