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Smooth Hammerhead Shark Video Stock Footage

The second-largest hammerhead next to the great hammerhead, the smooth hammerhead typically measures 2.5–3.5 m (8.2–11.5 ft) long, with a maximum recorded length and weight of 5 m (16 ft) and 400 kg (880 lb) respectively. The smooth hammerhead differs from other large hammerheads in the shape of its cephalofoil, which has a curved front margin without an indentation in the center. The cephalofoil is wide but short, measuring 26󈞉% of the body length across. The nostrils are located near the ends of the cephalofoil, with long grooves running towards the center. There are 26󈞌 tooth rows in the upper jaw and 25󈞊 tooth rows in the lower jaw. Each tooth is triangular in shape, with smooth to weakly serrated edges. Learn more about Smooth Hammerhead Shark

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Animalia: Chordata: Carcharhiniformes: Elasmobranchii: Sphyrnidae: Sphyrna zygaena

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