Facts about Hammerhead Shark, "Scientific name for Hammerhead Shark is Sphyrna". The Hammerhead Shark is a breed of shark that belongs to the Sphyrnidae family. This shark attains this name owing to the strange and distinctive structure of its flattened head and is laterally extensive into the shape of a hammer. The majority of Hammerhead Shark breeds are located in the genus Sphyrna. Many Hammerhead Sharks are found all over the world in warmer waters beside continental shelves and coastlines.
Appearance of Hammerhead Shark
The Hammerhead Shark breed has a body length, ranging from 2 feet 10 inches to 19 feet 6 inches(0.9 m to 6 m) with the body weight of 1280 pounds (580 kg). The new born Hammerhead Shark weighs about 6.6 pounds (3 kg). The Hammerhead Shark breeds appear in light gray color and contain a greenish tint to them. The belly is white in color that allows the breed to mix into the sea when observed from the bottom and sneak up on their victim. The head of the Hammerhead Shark breed contains lateral protrusions that offer the head the shape similar to a hammer.
Features of Hammerhead Shark
The eyes are positioned on the sides of the distinguishing hammer head of the shark that offer the breed a better 360-degree vision in the perpendicular plane. This means, the Hammerhead Shark can always, see below and above them. The Hammerhead Shark breed has strangely petite mouths and seems to carry out many bottom-hunting. They are as well known, to form schools during the daytime, occasionally in groups of more than 100. In the twilight, similar to other sharks, they turn out to be lone hunters.
Diet of Hammerhead Shark
The Hammerhead shark breeds feed on a huge variety of prey, including squid, fish, crustaceans, octopus and other sharks. Stingrays are their favorite food.
There are over 400 types of sharks, Sharks have the most powerful jaws on on earth. Hammerhead Sharks jaws both the upper and lower jaws move. Hammerhead Sharks skin is made of denticles instead of like other fish scales. The denticles are constructed like hard, sharp teeth (toothlike projection) and this helps to protect the Hammerhead Shark from being injury. The Hammerhead Shark is carnivores meaning: an animal that feeds on flesh (Meat).
Reproduction of Hammerhead Shark
Reproduction in Hammerhead shark breeds takes place once in a year, and usually happens with the male shark violently biting the female shark, pending she concurs to mate with him. Usually, the female shark births litters 12 to 15 pups. These pups group together and swim on the way to warmer water, pending they are mature enough and huge enough to live on their own. The average lifespan of the Hammerhead shark breed ranges from 20 to 30 years.