Oman bullhead shark

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Oman bullhead shark
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Heterodontiformes
Family: Heterodontidae
Genus: Heterodontus
Species: H. omanensis
Binomial name
Heterodontus omanensis
Z. H. Baldwin, 2005

The Oman bullhead shark, Heterodontus omanensis, is a bullhead shark of the family Heterodontidae. It is found in the tropical western Indian Ocean around central Oman, from the surface to a depth of 72 m on the continental shelf. This shark can reach a maximum length of 61 cm, but on average, reaches 56 cm. It is highly possible that the Oman bullhead shark is accidentally caught as by-catch, putting the species at risk. More research is needed to report on the biology and conservation status of this shark.

References[edit]

  1. ^ S. V. Valenti (2008). "Heterodontus omanensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved February 6, 2010.