Zebra bullhead shark

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Zebra bullhead shark
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Heterodontiformes
Family: Heterodontidae
Genus: Heterodontus
Species: H. zebra
Binomial name
Heterodontus zebra
(J. E. Gray, 1831)
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Range of zebra bullhead shark (in blue)

The zebra bullhead shark (Heterodontus zebra) is a bullhead shark of the family Heterodontidae found in the central Indo-Pacific between latitudes 40°N and 20°S, from Japan and Korea to Australia.[1][2] It is typically found at relatively shallow depths down to 50 m (160 ft), but off Western Australia, it occurs between 150 and 200 m (490 and 660 ft).[1] It can reach a length of 1.25 m (4.1 ft).[2] The reproduction of this bullhead shark is oviparous.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Barratt, P. & Cavanagh, R.D. (SSG Australia & Oceania Regional Workshop, March 2003) (2003). "Heterodontus zebra". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Heterodontus zebra" in FishBase. May 2006 version.