Port Jackson Shark

Heterodontus portusjacksoni
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Heterodontus portusjacksoni
Other names Bullhead Shark, Dogshark, Horn Shark, Oyster Crusher, Pigfish, Tabbigaw
Size Up to 1.7 m (5.5 ft)
Weight Over 15 kg (33 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Coastal to offshore waters preferring rocky areas & reef with sandy patches and seagrass beds
Depth Range 1 - 275 m (3 - 902 ft)
Port Jackson Shark Distribution