In the southeast and south regions of Brazil, the smooth hammerhead shark is caught near the coast using trawls and gill nets, and offshore in pelagic longline fisheries (Vooren et al.
The smooth hammerhead shark was easily identified by the following key diagnostic features: head arched with four notches and without a median indentation; first dorsal fin moderately high, with second dorsal and pelvic fins low; pelvic fins not falcate; and lower caudal fin lobe without a dark blotch on it.
A possible occurrence of a smooth hammerhead shark near the equatorial region was listed by Soto (2001), in the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago.
In almost 20 years of intense monitoring around the SPSPA, however, the smooth hammerhead shark had never been reported.
Until some years ago, in the waters North-West of Capo Peloro, Sicily, Italy, schools of smooth hammerhead
sharks were sighted between September and the beginning of December.
Total tagging distribution for the smooth hammerhead, Sphyrna zygaena, from the NMFS Cooperative Shark Tagging Program during 1962-93.
tagging distribution of the smooth hammerhead, Sphyrna zygaena, from the NMFS Cooperative Shark Tagging Program during 1962-93.
Recapture distribution for the smooth hammerhead, Sphyrna zygaena, from the NMFS Cooperative Shark Tagging Program during 1962-93.
The Smooth hammerhead
, great hammerhead, sandbar and dusky sharks have also been submitted as look-alike species.
Distribution of the smooth hammerhead
shark is coastal to offshore (Compagno, 1984).
Scalloped Hammerheads, Great Hammerheads, and Smooth Hammerheads
cannot be retained if tuna, swordfish, or billfish are onboard
Piles of scalloped and smooth hammerheads
can be seen lying on the wet pavement getting prepped up for trade.
Over 140 sharks were found on sale at the Deira fish market, including rare species like smooth hammerheads
and bigeye threshers who have made the International Union for Conservation of Nature list.
GENEVA -- The United States submitted proposals last night to list six threatened shark species - oceanic whitetip, dusky, sandbar and great, scalloped and smooth hammerheads
- under Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
Greatand smooth hammerheads
, vulnerable to overfishing because of thesimilarity of their fins, also were included in this proposal as"look-alike" species.