WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeterodontidae Gray, 1851

148802 (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:148802)
accepted
Family
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Distribution: South Africa to Japan and...  
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]
Bailly, N. (2015). Heterodontidae Gray, 1851. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2017). FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=148802 on 2017-11-23

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2005-03-29 13:34:27Z
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taxonomy source Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. Zootaxa. 3882(1): 1-230., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3882.1.1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R.; van der Laan, R. (eds). (2017). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   

additional source Compagno, L.J.V. (2001). Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Volume 2. Bullhead, mackerel and carpet sharks (Heterodontiformes, Lamniformes and Orectolobiformes). FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes. No. 1, Vol. 2. Rome, FAO. 269p. [details]   
From other sources
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]
 



LanguageName 
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 editorネコザメ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]