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Common Smooth Hammerhead Shark
Sphyrna zygaena (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Chondrichthyes - cartilaginous fishes »  order Carcharhiniformes - ground sharks »  family Sphyrnidae - hammerhead sharks »  genus Sphyrna

Scientific synonyms

Cestracion zygaena (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sphyrna zigaena (Linnaeus, 1758)
Spyrna zygaena (Linnaeus, 1758)
Squalis pictus Blainville, 1816
Squalus carolinensis Blainville, 1816
Squalus malleus (Valenciennes, 1822)
Squalus zygaena Linnaeus, 1758
Zygaena malleus Valenciennes, 1822
Zygaena subarcuata Storer, 1848
Zygaena vulgaris Cloquet, 1830

Other names

= Common Hammerhead
= Common Hammerhead Shark
= Hammerhead
= Round Headed Hammerhead
= Round-headed Hammer Head Shark
= Round-headed Hammerhead
= Round-headed Hammerhead Shark
= Smooth Hammerhead

IUCN category:Vulnerable
[There are yet no texts for this record.]

Intertaxon relationships

prey: Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758 - Common Dolphifish

Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/28546]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [http://aquatab.net] [as Sphyrna zygaena (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
EN Australian Faunal Directory [a0f6db24-9ce4-49a1-a672-281ea174e0a2]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversi...], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Sphyrna zygaena (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 21 January 2015
CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [917]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase [http://www.fishbase.org]
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [39388]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Sphyrna zygaena (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
CZ Hanel L., Novák J. (2001): České názvy živočichů V. Ryby a rybovití obratlovci (Pisces), 1. Sliznatky (Myxini), mihule (Cephalaspidomorphi), paryby (Chondrichthyes), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 53 pp. [as Sphyrna zygaena (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 2 June 2013
EN Dyldin Y. V. (2015): Annotated checklist of the sharks, batoids and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii, Holocephali) from waters of Russia and adjacent areas, Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, 43: 40-91 [as Sphyrna zygaena (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 19 November 2015

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