Heterodontus galeatus

(Günther, 1870)

Crested bullhead shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Heterodontiformes Heterodontidae

Reference of the original description
Günther, A. (1870)
Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum. London, British Museum(Natural History). Vol. 8: 549 p.

Image of the original description
No image in first description.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Centracion galeatus, Cestracion galeatus, Gyropleurodus galeatus, Molochophrys galeatus

Heterodontus galeatus
Holotype: BMNH: 1862.7.2.2

Description :

Citation: Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2024

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Common names
spa Dormilón carenado, fra \(T\) Requin dormeur à crête, eng Crested Port Jackson shark, eng Crested bull shark, eng Crested bullhead shark, eng Crested horn shark, eng Crested shark

Short Description
Body with broad blackish bands or saddle markings (Ref. 9838).

Western Pacific: eastern Australia. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: not marketed/unknown; price reliability:

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086]. A moderately common benthic and epibenthic shark found on the continental shelf . Occurs from close inshore to about 93 m depth. Feeds primarily on sea urchins, but also on crustaceans, mollusks, and small fishes.

Size / Weight / Age
152 cm TL (male/unsexed; [518]); max. reported age: 12 years (Ref. 72467)

reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 93 m (Ref. 54545)

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