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

Genus: Heterodontus

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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 hornshark]

Photo by Murch, A.

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

Photo by Murch, A.
 
Heterodontus japonicus
[Japanese bullhead shark]

Photo by Swart, G.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 170 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 Murch, A.

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

Photo by Murch, A.
 
Heterodontus quoyi
[Galapagos bullhead shark]

Photo by FAO

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

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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

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Heterodontus francisci Horn shark Eastern Pacific 122 TL 1855
Heterodontus galeatus Crested hornshark Western Pacific 152 TL 1870
Heterodontus japonicus Japanese bullhead shark Northwest Pacific 120 TL 1884
Heterodontus mexicanus Mexican hornshark Eastern Pacific 170 TL 1972
Heterodontus omanensis Oman bullhead shark Western Indian Ocean 61 TL 2005
Heterodontus portusjacksoni Port Jackson shark Western Pacific 165 TL 1793
Heterodontus quoyi Galapagos bullhead shark Eastern Pacific 107 SL 1840
Heterodontus ramalheira Whitespotted bullhead shark Western Indian Ocean 83 TL 1949
Heterodontus zebra Zebra bullhead shark Western Pacific 125 TL 1831



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