hammerhead shark

Definitions of hammerhead shark

n medium-sized live-bearing shark with eyes at either end of a flattened hammer-shaped head; worldwide in warm waters; can be dangerous

Sphyrna zygaena, smooth hammerhead
fished for the hides and vitamin-rich liver
Sphyrna tudes, smalleye hammerhead
fished for the hide and vitamin-rich liver
Sphyrna tiburo, bonnet shark, bonnethead, shovelhead
small harmless hammerhead having a spade-shaped head; abundant in bays and estuaries
Type of:
any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales

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