WoRMS taxon details

Heterodontus portusjacksoni (Meyer, 1793)

276699  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:276699)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Type locality contained in New South Wales  
type locality contained in New South Wales [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Heterodontus portusjacksoni (Meyer, 1793). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=276699 on 2018-09-25
Date
action
by
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
created

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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 King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicoll, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, S.; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554. [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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Diet feeds primarily on benthic invertebrates, mainly echinoderms. Prey items include sea urchins, starfish, polychaetes, large gastropods, prawns, crabs, barnacles, and small fishes. Occasionally garbage such as bits of mammalian fur, potato and orange peels are taken in by these sharks. [details]

Habitat Acommon littoral, nocturnal bottom shark of the temperate Australian continental shelves and uppermost slopes, ranging from close inshore in the intertidal to at least 275 m. [details]

Length Maximum total length reported as 165 cm, but apparently rare above 137 cm. [details]
 

LanguageName 
English TabbigawPort Jackson sharkpigfishoyster-crusheroyster crusherbullhead sharkbullhead  [details]
French requin dormeur taureau  [details]
Spanish dormilón toro  [details]