Hammerhead Shark

Hammerhead Shark
Hammerhead Shark.png
Scientific GenusSphyrna
AppearancesAnimal Crossing: Wild World
Animal Crossing: City Folk
Date AvailabilityJune - September
Time AvailabilityAll Day
Sales Price8,000 Bells
Shadow SizeHuge (has fin)
RarityVery rare
Tank Size2x2

The Hammerhead Shark is a rare, finned fish that was introduced in Animal Crossing: Wild World and then made a return in Animal Crossing: City Folk.


[edit] Player

After catching a Hammerhead Shark, the player will make the following comment:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

I caught a Hammerhead Shark! Got any nails?

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

I caught a Hammerhead Shark! Knew I just had to keep hammering away at it.

[edit] Menu

After you first catch a Hammerhead Shark, the fishing menu will contain the following description:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

There are eight species of hammerheads. They school and rarely attack humans.

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

These travel in schools, which is rare for sharks. Try to avoid running into one.

[edit] Museum

If you donate this fish to the Museum, Blathers will make the following comments about it:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

"The fin of the hammerhead shark is used in some foreign cooking, eh wot? Indeed, it is used in a delightful delicacy called shark's-fin soup! This dish is usually quite pricey because of all that goes into its preparation. Why, it takes three days merely to reconstitute the dried shark's fin! After THAT, the chef must pick out the skin and cartilage with tweezers! Only after all that can it be used as an ingredient. THAT is a just cost!"

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

Ah, the hammerhead shark, also, I believe, known simply as the hammerhead in certain circles. The hammer-shaped head is thought to give this shark a great sense of its environment...like radar. Compared to other sharks, this one wears a bit of a daft expression that some people find charming!

[edit] Trivia

  • The game menu states that there are eight species of hammerhead shark. There is actually nine official species of hammerhead shark to date, with one unofficial species.

[edit] Real Life

Hammerhead shark classifies a group of sharks, not just one species, with there being nine known official species of hammerhead shark, the ninth being discovered in 1951. A tenth unofficial species was discovered in 2006, but it is classified as a cryptic species until it is given it's own name, and as such, is part of the Sphyrna lewini species, and is known as the Cryptic Scalloped Hammerhead. Due to the hammerheads placement of eyes, the have a 360° line of sight vertical meaning they can clearly see anything above and below them. Like all sharks, the hammerhead uses electroreceptory sensory pores called ampullae of Lorenzini to detect prey, and as the hammerheads sensory pores are distributed over a wider area of the shark, a hammerhead is able to sweep for prey more effectively being able to detect an electrical signal up to half a billionth of a volt. Hammerheads tend to school, and usually do not attack humans, but three species of hammerhead shark: the scalloped hammerhead, the great hammerhead, and the smooth hammerhead have been classified as dangerous to humans. In 2008, the Scalloped and the Great hammerhead shark was put on the World Conservation Union's (IUCN) Red List as an endangered species, and the smalleye hammerhead was listed as vulnerable.

[edit] Appearance

A Hammerhead Shark in real life

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