Back to 
Animals
Back to
Chondrichthyes
Back to Alphabetized
Species List

Back to Completed Reports List

 

Species Name:        Sphyrna lewini
Common Name:      (Scalloped Hammerhead)

 

I.  TAXONOMY

Kingdom Phylum/Division: Class: Order: Family: Genus:
Animalia Chordata Chondrichthyes Carcharhiniformes Sphyrnidae Sphyrna


The Scalloped Hammerhead Shark, Sphyrna lewini.  Illustration by Diana Rome Peebles 1998.  Courtesy of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of Marine Fisheries.

 

 

Species Name:
Sphyrna lewini (Griffith and Smith, 1834)

Common Name:
Scalloped Hammerhead Shark

Synonymy: 
Cestracion leeuwenii
Cestracion oceanica
Sphyrna diplana
Zygaena erythraea
Zygaena indica
Zygaena lewini