Scalloped Hammerhead Shark
About the Species
Scalloped hammerhead sharks are moderately large sharks with a global distribution. The most distinguishing characteristic of this shark is it's "hammer-shaped" head. They are threatened by commercial fishing, mainly for the shark fin trade. Two distinct population segments of the scalloped hammerhead shark are listed as endangered and 2 are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
NOAA Fisheries is committed to conserving and protecting scalloped hammerhead sharks. Our scientists and partners use a variety of innovative techniques to study, learn more about, and protect this species.
- Eastern Pacific DPS
ESA Endangered - Foreign
- Eastern Atlantic DPS
- Central & Southwest Atlantic DPS
- Indo-West Pacific DPS