Smooth Hammerhead

Sphyrna zygaena (Linnaeus, 1758)

A hammerhead species with the front margin of the head curved forward with no median indentation. Body olive-green to dark greyish-brown above, white below, with dusky pectoral-fin tips. Teeth finely serrated.

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What habitats does Sphyrna zygaena live in?

Prefers relatively shallow waters on the continental shelf, including coastal waters, bays and estuaries

What is the distribution of Sphyrna zygaena?

Found worldwide in temperate waters, in Australia from Qld to WA including around Tasmania

How big does Sphyrna zygaena grow?

Can grow to around 400cm in length

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