Port Jackson Shark

Heterodontus portusjacksoni (Meyer, 1793)

Stocky head and trunk, with small underslung mouth, prominent bony ridge above each eye and a stout spine at the front of each dorsal fin. Pale grey to brown with broad dark irregular lines

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What habitats does Heterodontus portusjacksoni live in?

Usually on rocky reefs, but also found on other bottoms, including muddy or sandy bottoms with seagrass beds to depths of 275 m

What is the distribution of Heterodontus portusjacksoni?

Southern Australia From WA to NSW including Tasmania

How big does Heterodontus portusjacksoni grow?

Usually females reach about 95 cm, and males 75 cm head to tail tip (up to 165 cm)

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