Whitespotted bullhead shark

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Whitespotted bullhead shark
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Heterodontiformes
Family: Heterodontidae
Genus: Heterodontus
Species: H. ramalheira
Binomial name
Heterodontus ramalheira
(J. L. B. Smith, 1949)
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Range of whitespotted bullhead shark (in blue)

The whitespotted bullhead shark, Heterodontus ramalheira, is a bullhead shark of the family Heterodontidae, found in the western Indian Ocean between latitudes 22° N to 26° S, at depths of between 40 and 275 m. Its length is up to 64 cm.

The whitespotted bullhead shark is found on the outer continental shelf. It feeds on crabs, and is oviparous.

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