How many Hammerhead Sharks Species are there?
There are 9. All 9 species of the hammerhead belong in the family Sphyrnidae and the genus Sphyrna. The 9 species of hammerheads are scientifically known as S. zygaena (smooth hammerhead), S. lewini (scalloped hammerhead), S. mokarran (great hammerhead), S. couardi, S. tiburo (which consists of S. tiburo tiburo and S. tiburo vespertina and are also known as bonnetheads or shovelheads), S. media, S. corona, S. blochii, and S. tudes. SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME Sphyrna zygaena Smooth Hammerhead Sphyrna lewini Scalloped Hammerhead Sphyrna mokarran Great Hammerhead Sphyrna tiburo Bonnethead or Shovelhead Sphyrna media Scoophead shark Sphyrna corona Scalloped Bonnethead Sphyrna blochii Winghead shark Sphyrna tudes Smalleye Hammerhead Sphyrna couardi Whitefin Hammerhead