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Family: Heterodontidae Bullhead, horn, or Port Jackson sharks



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Heterodontus francisci Horn shark Eastern Pacific 122 TL 1855
Heterodontus galeatus Crested hornshark Western Pacific 152 TL 1870
Heterodontus japonicus Japanese bullhead shark Northwest Pacific 120 TL 1884
Heterodontus mexicanus Mexican hornshark Eastern Pacific 170 TL 1972
Heterodontus omanensis Oman bullhead shark Western Indian Ocean 61 TL 2005
Heterodontus portusjacksoni Port Jackson shark Western Pacific 165 TL 1793
Heterodontus quoyi Galapagos bullhead shark Eastern Pacific 107 SL 1840
Heterodontus ramalheira Whitespotted bullhead shark Western Indian Ocean 83 TL 1949
Heterodontus zebra Zebra bullhead shark Western Pacific 125 TL 1831



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