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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHeterodontidae Gray, 1851 
AphiaID: 148802

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorElasmobranchii (Class) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNeoselachii (Subclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSelachii (Infraclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGaleomorphi (Superorder) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHeterodontiformes (Order) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHeterodontidae (Family)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHeterodontiformes
Sources  basis of record Eschmeyer, W. N. (ed). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Afrikaans Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhusha k’oUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbulkophaaie  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPort Jackson sharksUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPort Jackson bull-head sharksUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhorn sharksUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbullhead sharks  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrequins dormeursUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrequin de Port Jackson  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editornekozame-ka  [details]
Portuguese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortubarões dorminhocos  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrogatye akulyUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbych’i akuliUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorakula rogataia  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordormilones  [details]
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taxa (5)

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeterodontus Blainville, 1816

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCentracion accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeterodontus Blainville, 1816
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGyropleurodus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeterodontus Blainville, 1816
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeterodontis accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeterodontus Blainville, 1816
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMolochophrys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeterodontus Blainville, 1816
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Distribution: South Africa to Japan and Australia and New Zealand; Eastern Pacific from California to Galapagos Islands and Peru. Two dorsal fins, each with a spine. Only sharks with dorsal spines and anal fin present. Five pairs of gill slits; eyes without nictitating fold; small spiracles present; nostrils connected with mouth by deep groove. Small species (max 165 cm) with small mouth; anterior teeth small and cuspidate, posterior enlarged and molariform; snout very short and bluntly rounded. Sluggish nocturnal bottom sharks, mainly in shallow waters. Benthos feeder. Oviparous, producing eggs in unique, large, spiral-flanged egg cases. heter- (gr.) = different, odont- (gr.) = tooth  [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat These are warm-temperate and tropical bottom sharks of water above 21°C, mostly confined to the continental and insular shelves and uppermost slopes. They occur from the intertidal to 275 m depth, but most are found in water shallower than 100 m. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:148802
Taxonomic
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2005-03-29 13:34:27Z  created  Claus, Simon
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Heterodontidae. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=148802 on 2014-11-28
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