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

Great hammerhead - Sphyrna mokarran (Rüppell, 1837)

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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
Cachona Spanish Fishbase
Cachona grande Spanish Fishbase
Cornúa Spanish Fishbase
Cornuda gigante Spanish Fishbase
Cornudo Spanish Fishbase
Glowomlot olbrzymi Polish Fishbase
Grand requin-marteau French Fishbase
Grande squalo martello Italian Fishbase
Great hammerhead English Fishbase
Großer Hammerhai German Fishbase
Isovasarahai Finnish Fishbase
Kurazza Maltese Fishbase
Martillo Spanish Fishbase
Pez martillo Spanish Fishbase
Pez martillo gigante Spanish Fishbase
Squat-headed hammerhead shark English Fishbase
Tiburón martillo Spanish Fishbase
Tollo cruz Spanish Fishbase
Tubarão-martelo-gigante Portuguese Fishbase
Synonym Author
Zygaena mokarran Rüppell, 1837
Zygaena dissimilis Murray, 1887
Sphyrna ligo Fraser-Brunner, 1950
Zygaena tudes non Valenciennes, 1822
Sphyrna tudes (non Valenciennes, 1822)
Sphyrna zygaena (non Linnaeus, 1758)
Sphyrna mokorran Rüppell, 1837

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External data

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