Galapagos Bullhead Shark (Heterodontus quoyi)

Also known as Galapagos Island Horn Shark, Peruvian Horn Shark

Description

Also known as Galapagos Island Horn Shark, Peruvian Horn Shark.

Found singly or in schools during the day hiding in the shadows and blending in over shallow waters on rock and sandy bottoms dispersing at night hunting for food over inshore continental and insular waters.
They feed nocturnally on benthic crustaceans and invertebrates.
The eggs of these sharks are a distinctive spiral shape.
Length - 100cm
Depth - 3-40m
Widespread Eastern Pacific

Considered docile and non-threatening!

These sharks have no Anal Fin but have spines on the leading edge of the two Dorsal Fins. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Heterodontus-quoyi.html

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