Heterodontus omanensis


Oman bullhead shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Heterodontiformes Heterodontidae

Reference of the original description
BALDWIN, Z.H. (2005)
A new species of bullhead shark, genus Heterodontus (Heterodontiformes: Heterodontidae), from Oman. Copeia, 2005 (2): 262–264

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Heterodontus omanensis
Holotype: UW: 47592; Paratype: UW: 49546;

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Citation: Heterodontus omanensis BALDWIN, 2005: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 05/2019

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Common names
eng Oman bullhead shark

Short Description
Diagnosis: Four dark saddles, more or less equally distributed along the head and body. Relatively small, dark pigmented dorsal fins, each with a white distal streak. Large pectoral fins. Unique egg case, with 2 long tendrils extending from its base and flanges with 2 turns. This species differs from H. japonicus in having 4 dark saddles (vs. 11-14); a smaller first-dorsal fin (9.3-10.9% TL vs. 11-21% TL); an egg case of 2 turns (vs. 3), bearing extremely long tendrils (vs. short) (Ref. 54826).

Western Indian Ocean: Central Oman.

Size / Weight / Age
56.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 54826)); 61 cm TL (female)

demersal; marine; depth range ? - 72 m (Ref. 54826)

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