Heterodontus mexicanus

TAYLOR & CASTRO-AGUIRRE, 1972


Mexican hornshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Heterodontiformes Heterodontidae

Reference of the original description
TAYLOR, L.R. & CASTRO-AGUIRRE, J.L. (1972)
Heterodontus mexicanus, a new horn shark from the Golfo de California. Anales de la Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biologicas México, 19: 123–143, figs 1–9

Types
Heterodontus mexicanus
Holotype: SIO: 70-90; Paratype: LACM: 6853-36; LACM: 48666-20? (old: W52-45); LACM: 8825-3; LACM: 6552-3; SIO: 70-90; SIO: 69-315; SIO: 65-305; SIO: 65-257; SIO: 65-250; SIO: 64-19; SIO: 62-236; SIO: 60-112; SIO: 59-101; UCLA: 58-46; UCLA: 50-43; UCLA: 52-45; UCLA: 55-95;


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Citation: Heterodontus mexicanus TAYLOR & CASTRO-AGUIRRE, 1972: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2018

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Common names
spa Dormilón búfalo, spa Gata, spa Tiburón cornudo, spa Tiburón perro, spa Tiburón toro, fra \(T\) Requin dormeur buffle, eng Mexican horn shark, eng Mexican hornshark

Distribution
Eastern Pacific: Mexico and from Costa Rica to Colombia, probably Ecuador and Peru [531] Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: subsistence fisheries

Biology
Oviparous [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086]. Found on littoral continental waters, on rocky and sandy areas from close inshore down to at least 20 to 50 m depth. Also found on seamounts. Reported to reach 165 cm (Ref. 37955). Feeds on crabs and demersal fishes including midshipman (Porichthys, Batrachoididae) [531].

Size / Weight / Age
70.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [518])

Habitat
demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 54547)

Remarks
742

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Cestoda
  • Acanthobothrium santarosaliense CAIRA & ZAHNER, 2001 [7380]

Trematoda
  • Otodistomum veliporum (CREPLIN, 1837) STAFFORD, 1904 [23771]

Copepoda
  • Eudactylinodes keratophagus DEETS & BENZ, 1986 [15946]