WoRMS name details

Heterodontus sp.A J. Mee

446360  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:446360)

temporary name
Not documented
WoRMS (2018). Heterodontus sp.A J. Mee. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=446360 on 2018-10-19
2010-01-06 09:04:09Z

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basis of record 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 

From other sources
Habitat Caught off southern Oman, depth 80 m, presumably on soft bottom as specimens came from commercial trawlers.  [details]

Length Maximum size 61 cm. An adult male is 52 cm and an adult female 61.2 cm. [details]

Remark pers. comm. for a bullhead shark collected off Oman, apparently representing an undescribed species. This is apparently an undescribed species of bullhead shark, superficially similar to H. japonicus but readily separable by its different colour pattern, very low dorsal fins, and possibly smaller size. [details]

English Oman bullhead shark  [details]
French requin dormeur d’Oman  [details]
Spanish dormilón de Omán  [details]