Oman bullhead shark
|Oman bullhead shark|
Z. H. Baldwin, 2005
|Range of the Oman bullhead shark|
The Oman bullhead shark, Heterodontus omanensis, is a bullhead shark of the family Heterodontidae 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. The Oman bullhead shark likely is accidentally caught as bycatch, putting the species at risk.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Heterodontus omanensis" in FishBase. May 2006 version.