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  1. smooth hammerhead, Sphyrna zygaenanoun

    fished for the hides and vitamin-rich liver

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  1. Smooth hammerhead

    The smooth hammerhead (Sphyrna zygaena) is a species of hammerhead shark, and part of the family Sphyrnidae. This species is named "smooth hammerhead" because of the distinctive shape of the head, which is flattened and laterally extended into a hammer shape (called the "cephalofoil"), without an indentation in the middle of the front margin (hence "smooth"). Unlike other hammerheads, this species prefers temperate waters and occurs worldwide at medium latitudes. In the summer, these sharks migrate towards the poles following cool water masses, sometimes forming schools numbering in the hundreds to thousands. The second-largest hammerhead shark after the great hammerhead shark, the smooth hammerhead can measure up to 5 m (16 ft) long. It is an active predator that takes a wide variety of bony fishes and invertebrates, with larger individuals also feeding on sharks and rays. As in the rest of its family, this shark is viviparous and gives birth to litters of 20–40 pups. A relatively common shark, it is captured, intentionally or otherwise, by many commercial fisheries throughout its range; its fins are extremely valuable for use in shark fin soup. This shark is potentially dangerous and has likely been responsible for a few attacks on humans, though it is less likely to encounter swimmers than other large hammerhead species due to its temperate habitat.

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  1. smooth hammerhead

    The smooth hammerhead, also known as Sphyrna zygaena, is a species of hammerhead shark characterized by its large size and flattened, hammer-like head known as a "cephalofoil" which does not have any "scallops" or indentations. It is typically gray-brown to olive-green in color on the dorsal (top) side and whitish on the ventral (underneath) side. Smooth hammerheads can grow up to 4 meters in length and are found in warm, temperate oceans around the world, often in schools. They are carnivorous predators, mainly feeding on fish and invertebrates.

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  1. Smooth hammerhead

    The smooth hammerhead is a species of hammerhead shark, family Sphyrnidae, so named because of the distinctive shape of the head, which is flattened and laterally extended into a hammer shape, without an indentation in the middle of the front margin. Unlike other hammerheads, this species prefers temperate waters and occurs worldwide at medium latitudes. In the summer, these sharks migrate towards the poles following cool water masses, sometimes forming schools numbering in the hundreds to thousands. The second-largest hammerhead shark after the great hammerhead shark, the smooth hammerhead can measure up to 5 m long. It is an active predator that takes a wide variety of bony fishes and invertebrates, with larger individuals also feeding on sharks and rays. As in the rest of its family, this shark is viviparous and gives birth to litters of 20–40 pups. A relatively common shark, it is captured, intentionally or otherwise, by many commercial fisheries throughout its range; its fins are extremely valuable for use in shark fin soup. This shark is potentially dangerous and has likely been responsible for a few attacks on humans, though it is less likely to encounter swimmers than other large hammerhead species due to its temperate habitat.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Smooth hammerhead in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Smooth hammerhead in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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