WoRMS taxon details

Heterodontus francisci (Girard, 1855)

276694  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:276694)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Holotype  AMNH, geounit Monterey  
Holotype AMNH, geounit Monterey
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Heterodontus francisci (Girard, 1855). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=276694 on 2018-12-18
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2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
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additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [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). <em>FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes.</em> No. 1, Vol. 2. Rome, FAO. 269p. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Holotype AMNH, geounit Monterey
From other sources
Habitat A common benthic and epibenthic shark, found on the eastern Pacific continental shelf most abundantly at depths from 2 to 11 m but ranging from the intertidal down to at least 150 m. Found on rocky bottoms including reefs, kelp beds, sandy draws between rocks, and on sand flats. On rocks it often occurs in deep crevices and small caves, and ventures far into large underwater caverns [details]

Length Maximum 122 cm but most adults are below 97 cm.  [details]
 

LanguageName 
English horned sharkhorn sharkCalifornia bull-head sharkbullhead shark  [details]
French requin dormeur cornu  [details]
Spanish tiburón puercodormilón cornudo  [details]