Hammerhead Shark

- Fish

- Hammerhead sharks get their name from their uniquely shaped heads, which maximises their ability to hunt for their most desired meal - stingrays. These predators are able to catch stingrays and pin them down on the seafloor, with the help of their wide heads. These fish also have distinguished sensors that allow them to look for food in the ocean. They use the tactic of hunting alone, and eat bony fish, squid and lobster. When a hammerhead shark is born, their heads are much rounder as compared to its parents.
  • Diet


  • Size

    13 to 20 ft (4 to 6 m)

  • Weight

    500 to 1,000 lbs (230 to 450 kg)

  • Protection


  • Did you know?

    Hammerheads use their wide heads to attack stingrays, pinning the winged fish against the sea floor.