Port Jackson Shark (eggs) (Heterodontus portusjacksoni)

Also known as Blunthead Shark, Bullhead Shark, Dog Shark, Horn Shark, Oyster Crusher, Pigfish

Description

Also known as Blunthead Shark, Bullhead, Bullhead Shark, Dog Shark, Horn Shark, Oyster Crusher, Pigfish.

Found singly or in schools resting during the day in caves, under ledges and sandy bottoms in shallow temperate waters of coastal rocky reefs dispersing at night to hunt for food.
They feed nocturnally on crustaceans, fish, molluscs and sea urchins.
The eggs of these sharks are a distinctive spiral shape.
Length - 170cm
Depth - 0-275m
Western Pacific - Southern Australia

These sharks have no Anal Fin but have spines on the leading edge of the two Dorsal Fins.
Port Jackson Sharks are not considered dangerous unless threatened and then can give a painful bite! Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/743

1 comment

  1. Posted by A Shark Lover
    April 22, 2016 at 16:01 pm - 1 person found this useful.

    The "horns" above the eyes make the Port Jackson shark a funny looking creature. Their eggs also look weird. If you can dive under the sea near Sydney, often you can meet with one. They can be found in the kelp forests under the ocean.

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