A large pelagic shark with relatively broad 'hammer-shaped' blades; front border of head curved outward with no median indentation; teeth finely serrate. To 3.5 m.
These hammerhead sharlks may form large schools and feed on fishes, cephalopods and crustaceans. Females give birth to litters of up to 30 pups.
In coastal and over continental shelf waters, to a depth of 60 m.
Circumglobal. In southern Australia.
Potentially dangerous to humans.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Vulnerable