Scalloped hammerhead

Scalloped hammerhead


A scalloped hammerhead seen with a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) at over 1000 m depth. At the time of publication this is the deepest record of this species. The observation is described in the SERPENT Project publication: Alec B.M. Moore and Andrew R. Gates (2015). Deep-water observation of scalloped hammerhead Sphyrna lewini in the western Indian Ocean off Tanzania. Marine Biodiversity Records, 8, e91

Item Type:Image
Title:Scalloped hammerhead
Creator(s):Gates, A.
Identification:Moore, A.
Date:27 September 2012
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Chondrichthyes (Rays, Sharks & relatives) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground Sharks) > Sphyrnidae (Hammerheads/scoopheads/bonnetheads)
Species:Sphyrna lewini
Behaviour:Swimming at the seabed at >1000 m depth
Site:Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1043
Latitude:10 deg 00' 00" S
Longitude:40 deg 00' 00" E
Countries:East Africa > Tanzania
Substratum:Deep-sea mud
Rig:Deep Sea Metro I
Project Partners:BG Group, Oceaneering
ROV:Millennium 113
Keywords:Sphyrna lewini Scalloped hammerhead
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:24 June 2015

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