The Scoophead Hammerhead is a little known hammerhead that can be found in tropical waters of the western Atlantic Ocean.
Biology and Behaviour
Scoopheads are the smaller species of the hammerheads reaching 150 cm long. They are distinguished by their broad, mallet shaped head. The front margin of their head is arched, they have a shorter snout with a broadly arched mouth and a deep concaved anal fin. They are grey-brown in colour and lighter below.
Reproduction and Lifespan
Scoophead hammerheads are viviparous. Females mature at around 100 cm long while males mature at a shorter length of 90 cm.
Conservation and Tourism
The IUCN lists scoophead hammerheads as data deficient because more information is needed to assess the extent of capture of this species and their biology, ecology and history.
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