Scalloped Hammerhead Shark

The Scalloped Hammerhead Shark, also called Sphyrna lewini, belongs to the family of Sphyrnidae sharks. The original scientific name of this shark was Zygaena lewini before it was changed to the current one. The family name Sphymidae is derived from the Greek language where it means “hammer”. The name, obviously, comes from the shape of the Shark’s head.