Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Elasmobranchii > Order: Carcharhiniformes > Family: Sphyrnidae > Genus: Sphyrna > Species: Sphyrna lewini

Bronze hammerhead shark - Sphyrna lewini (Griffith & Smith, 1834)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Data Deficient (IUCN)
Protected by 2 international agreements


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Bronze hammerhead shark English Fishbase
Cachona Spanish Fishbase
Cornuda común Spanish Fishbase
Cornuda negra Spanish Fishbase
gebuchteter Hammerhai English Fishbase
Glowomlot tropikalny Polish Fishbase
Kampavasarahai Finnish Fishbase
Requin-marteau halicorne French Fishbase
Scalloped hammerhead English Fishbase
Southern hammerhead shark English Fishbase
Tubarão-martelo-recortado Portuguese Fishbase
Tubarão-mona Portuguese Fishbase
Synonym Author
Zygaena malleus (non Shaw & Nodder, 1789)
Zygaena indica van Hasselt, 1823
Cestracion leeuwenii Day, 1865
Zygaena erythraea Klunzinger, 1871
Cestracion oceanica Garman, 1913
Sphyrna diplana Springer, 1941
Zygaena lewini Griffith & Smith, 1834
Sphyrna leweni (Griffith & Smith, 1834)

Other resources

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PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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