Oman bullhead shark

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Oman bullhead shark
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
Oman Bullhead Shark Range.png
Range of the Oman bullhead shark

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 species can reach a maximum length of 61 cm, but on average, reaches 56 cm. This shark was described in 2005, making it one of the most recently described of its genus. 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.


  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.