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Winghead Shark

Eusphyra blochii

Average Size – 4ft – 6ft

Slender shark with the typical hammer-like head and binocular vision.

Winghead Sharks can be found in tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific Ocean from the Persian Gulf to the Philippines as well as from China to Australia.

Small Fish, Crustaceans and Cephalopods.

They are bottom feeders; staying close to the ocean floor to hunt for prey.

A Winghead Shark’s head is half as long as its whole body length.

As of 2016, they are now considered endangered due to overfishing.

Some more info on these unique sharks!

Winghead Shark Graphic
By CSIRO National fish Collection -, CC BY 3.0 au
Winghead Shark Gallery
By CSIRO National fish Collection -, CC BY 3.0 au
"Eusphyra blochii - credit Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, NMNH" by Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0