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All Hammer Head shark mounts from Gray Taxidermy are handcraftedin the U.S. We strive to mimmic the look of the fish when it was fresh out of the water. We use only the finest materials combined with world-class skilled craftmanship.
Hammer Heads often display a range of different color hues. We have the experience and capability to match the colors of your fish exactly.
We will work close with you to ensure we paint your fish mount to match your fish!
Before leaving our facility, each custom fish mount is thoroughly inspected to ensure our goal of 100% customer satisfaction.
Our Hammer Head reproductions are available in various high action realistic positions. Whether you prefer a natural swimming pose, or like your mount to be set on a custom base, the options are endless, just ask.
If you want to complete your trophy wall with a unique action scene by adding baitfish along your mount, we have a variety of baitfish mounts to choose from.
- Available Sizes: 15 in. - 144 in.
- Details: Fired-Enamel Glass Eye
- Poses: Multiple Poses Available
- Optinal Coating: UV Inhibitive Polyurethane Outdoor Coating
Scientific Name: Sphyrna
Average Size: 13 to 20 ft (4 to 6 m)
Average Weight: 500 to 1,000 lbs (230 to 450 kg)
There are 9 different species of Hammerheads:
- Great Hammerhead (Sphyrna mokarran)
- Scalloped Hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini)
- Winghead Shark
- Scalloped Bonnethead
- Whitefin Hammerhead
- Smalleye Hammerhead
- Smooth Hammerhead
Habitat/Distribution: Hammerhead sharks are consummate predators that use their oddly shaped heads to improve their ability to find prey. Their wide-set eyes give them a better visual range than most other sharks. And by spreading their highly specialized sensory organs over their wide, mallet-shaped head, they can more thoroughly scan the ocean for food.
One group of sensory organs is the ampullae of Lorenzini, which allows sharks to detect, among other things, the electrical fields created by prey animals. The hammerhead's increased ampullae sensitivity allows it to find its favorite meal, stingrays, which usually bury themselves under the sand.
The great hammerhead is the largest of the nine identified species of this shark. It can grow up to 20 feet (6 meters) in length and weigh up to 1,000 pounds (450 kg), although smaller sizes are more common.
Found in temperate and tropical waters worldwide, far offshore and near shorelines, hammerheads are often seen in mass summer migrations seeking cooler water. They are gray-brown to olive-green on top with off-white undersides, and they have heavily serrated, triangular teeth. Their extra-tall, pointed dorsal fins are easily identifiable.
Most hammerhead species are fairly small and are considered harmless to humans. However, the great hammerhead's enormous size and fierceness make it potentially dangerous, though few attacks have been recorded.
The squat-headed hammerhead (Sphyrna mokarran) and the scalloped hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini) are listed as endangered and the smalleye hammerhead (Sphyrna tudes) and thesmooth hammerhead (Sphyrna zygaena)are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™.
- Did you know?
- Hammerheads use their wide heads to attack stingrays, pinning the winged fish against the sea floor.
Fish Molding Process
We have and continue to travel the world to make our one of a kind molds as they are a vital part in order to handcraft the most popular fish mounts on the market. Our patented molds are then used to create the various fish models from which we can reproduce the life-like fish trophy mounts.
We do not extend, shorten or modify an existing model to fulfill an order. Instead we use one of the over 10,000 models of various sizes and species available. And we can ofcourse customize the mount to fulfill your needs and we are confident that we can build your custom fish mount regardless of inch increment or fish species.
We build one fish at a time to match the length, girth, and all of the specific characteristics and details only YOUR FISH displays. [Complete Molding Process]