Hammerhead Shark ID Infographic


Three of the nine species of hammerhead sharks in the world occur in NSW waters, and two of these are listed as threatened species in NSW – the Great Hammerhead Shark and the Scalloped Hammerhead Shark.

DPI Fisheries have put together this infographic to help fishers to identify the three species of hammerhead sharks in NSW, so that if they catch a threatened species it can be returned to the water quickly with minimal harm.

If you do accidentally catch a threatened species or see one, take a photo and log a sighting on the DPI website. This data can be used to better understand species numbers and movements.