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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Heterodontiformes
Family: Heterodontidae Bullhead, horn, or Port Jackson sharks

Genus: Heterodontus

(See list of species below)



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9 species (see list below)

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Photo by Gotshall, D.W.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 122 cm TL
Heterodontus francisci (Girard, 1855)

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Heterodontus francisci
[Horn shark]

Photo by Atkinson, W.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 152 cm TL
Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870)

Photo by Atkinson, W.
 
Heterodontus galeatus
[Crested bullhead shark]

Photo by FAO

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Heterodontus japonicus Miklouho-Maclay & Macleay, 1884

Photo by FAO
 
Heterodontus japonicus
[Japanese bullhead shark]

Photo by Swart, G.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Heterodontus mexicanus Taylor & Castro-Aguirre, 1972

Photo by Swart, G.
 
Heterodontus mexicanus
[Mexican hornshark]

Photo by Khan, M.M.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Heterodontus omanensis Baldwin, 2005

Photo by Khan, M.M.
 
Heterodontus omanensis
[Oman bullhead shark]

Photo by Atkinson, W.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 165 cm TL
Heterodontus portusjacksoni (Meyer, 1793)

Photo by Atkinson, W.
 
Heterodontus portusjacksoni
[Port Jackson shark]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 107 cm SL
Heterodontus quoyi (Fréminville, 1840)

Photo by FAO
 
Heterodontus quoyi
[Galapagos bullhead shark]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 83 cm TL
Heterodontus ramalheira (Smith, 1949)

Photo by FAO
 
Heterodontus ramalheira
[Whitespotted bullhead shark]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 125 cm TL
Heterodontus zebra (Gray, 1831)

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Heterodontus zebra
[Zebra bullhead shark]
9 Species of Family Heterodontidae with Genus Heterodontus
(Bullhead, horn, or Port Jackson sharks)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1855 Heterodontus francisci Horn shark Eastern Pacific 122 TL
1870 Heterodontus galeatus Crested bullhead shark Western Pacific 152 TL
1884 Heterodontus japonicus Japanese bullhead shark Northwest Pacific 120 TL
1972 Heterodontus mexicanus Mexican hornshark Eastern Pacific 70 TL
2005 Heterodontus omanensis Oman bullhead shark Western Indian Ocean 61 TL
1793 Heterodontus portusjacksoni Port Jackson shark Western Pacific 165 TL
1840 Heterodontus quoyi Galapagos bullhead shark Eastern Pacific 107 SL
1949 Heterodontus ramalheira Whitespotted bullhead shark Western Indian Ocean 83 TL
1831 Heterodontus zebra Zebra bullhead shark Western Pacific 125 TL



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