Heterodontidae - Port Jackson Sharks

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Port Jackson Shark with an egg case in its mouth

Port Jackson Shark with an egg case in its mouth
Photographer: Lyn Clarke © Lyn Clarke

Three species from one genus are known from Australian waters - H. galeatus, H. portusjacksoni and the tropical H. zebra.

Heterodontus francisci California Horn Shark
Heterodontus galeatus Crested Horn shark
Heterodontus japonicus Japanese Bullhead Shark
Heterodontus portusjacksoni Port Jackson Shark

 


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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Heterodontidae, Port Jackson Sharks, horn sharks, grey, brown, blunt head, two dorsal fins, > 1m, marine, adult, egg laying, dark splotches, dots/spots, shallow water,