sphyrnidae hammerhead SHARKS


Phylum– Chordata

Class– Chondrichthyles



Common NameHammerhead Sharks

Hammerhead sharks are a group of sharks in the family Sphyrnidae, so named for the unusual and distinctive structure of their heads, which are flattened and laterally extended into a “hammer” shape called a cephalofoil.

Hammerhead sharks have extremely strong ampullae of Lorenzini, and their eyes are uniquely engineered. In addition, their bodies seem to be a lot more flexible.

Hammerhead sharks are viviparous.