Port Jackson shark

The Port Jackson shark is a migratory species, traveling south in the summer and returning north to breed in the winter months.

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The Port Jackson shark lives in the demersal, oceanodromous, marine, depth range 0 - 275 m environment.

Range of Port Jackson shark (in blue) Sharks portal The Port Jackson shark, Heterodontus portusjacksoni, is a nocturnal, oviparous type of bullhead shark of the family Heterodontidae, found in the coastal region of southern Australia, including the waters off More

Port Jackson Sharks are quite distinctive blunt headed-sharks that lay eggs. Port Jackson Sharks have harness-like markings which cross the eyes, run along the back to the first dorsal fin, then cross the side of the body. This pattern makes it very easy to identify this species. More

Port Jackson sharks are common on the temperate Australian continental shelf and upper slope, from close inshore down to 902 ft (275 m). BEHAVIOR Port Jackson sharks are nocturnal, occurring in caves and shelters during the day, and hunting at night. More

View all available Port Jackson Shark Pictures in the Shark Pictures Database Common Names: Port Jackson shark. Latin Name: Heterodontus portusjacksoni Family: Heterodontidae Identification: Large, blocky, pig-like head. More

Port Jackson sharks feed primarily on benthic invertebrates-sea urchins, starfish, crabs, barnacles, polychaete worms and small fishes which are grasped with cusped front teeth and crushed with molar-like rear teeth. Port Jackson Shark Jaw Port Jackson Shark JAW, .... More

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Port Jackson sharks are part of the family Heterodontidae or Bullhead sharks. In keeping with their scientific name which literally means different teeth, they have sharp, pointy teeth at the front and flattened, crunching teeth at the sides. More

The Port Jackson shark lives in the ocean near Australia. It's jaws don't really crush it's food, it just grinds it up. They are called the Port Jackson Shark and I AM Jackson. Baby Port Jackson sharks aren't that big. More

Port Jackson Shark (Heterodontus portusjacksoni), named after a bay in eastern Australia. Port Jackson Sharks are one of the most common sharks seen in southern Australian waters, especially in New South Wales. This species ranges from southern Queensland around the southern States to Geraldton in Western Australia. More

Port Jackson Sharks often congregate in large open caves along shallow reefs. They are nocturnal animals resting in caves and gullies during the day, coming out at night to feed. Reproduction: Port Jackson Sharks lay dark, spirally flanged egg cases. More

congregations of Port Jackson Sharks can be found on NSW coastal reefs in gutters and caves. This species is more commonly seen in inshore estuaries than the Port Jackson Shark. More

habits, and the Port Jackson Shark (Heterodontus portusjacksoni) is subject to this rule, too. However, like its fellow members of the family Heterodontidae ( More

The Port Jackson shark received its name after Port Jackson Australia, where it is commonly seen. Other English language names for this species include bullhead, oyster-crusher, tabbigaw, pigfish, pig, and horn shark. More

The so-called Port Jackson Shark (Cestracion) is likewise a littoral form. Besides the common species (C. philippi), three other closely allied kinds from the Indo- Pacific are known. More

once you see a Port Jackson shark you will realise there is nothing to be scared about these endearing looking sharks. They look shy and cute, not your typical heart stopping scary shark. Its no wonder divers look forward to their return every winter. More

Common names

Australiansarvihai in Finnish (suomen kieli)
bullhead in English
Bullhead shark in English
Doggenhai in German (Deutsch)
Dogshark in English
Dormilón toro in Spanish (español)
Heterodontus portusjacksoni in Italian (Italiano)
horn shark in English
Oyster crusher in English
oyster-crusher in English
Pigfish in English
Port Jackson shark in English
Port jackson stierkophaai in Dutch (Nederlands)
Port Jackson-haj in Danish (dansk)
Port-Jackson-Stierkopfhai in German (Deutsch)
Portjacksonhaj in Swedish (Svenska)
Requin de Port Jackson in French (français)
Requin dormeur taureau in French (français)
Tabbigaw in English
Tabbigaw in Other
Рогата ајкула in Serbian (српски језик)
澳大利亚虎鲨 in Mandarin Chinese
澳大利亞虎鯊 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Heterodontiformes
Family : Heterodontidae
Genus : Heterodontus
Species : Heterodontus portusjacksoni
Authority : Meyer, 1793