Whitespotted Bullhead Shark

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About the Whitespotted Bullhead Shark

The White-spotted bullhead shark is a rare and little-known species of bullhead found off eastern Africa and the eastern Arabian peninsula, at depths of up to 275m, which is unusually deep for bullhead sharks. This species is a tropical and sub-tropical bottom feeder of relatively modest size, which are characteristics it shares with the other members of the Heterodontidae family. Their known diet consists of crabs, based on the stomach contents of two specimens.

They are presumed to be oviparous, but nothing is known of their biology or their population structure.

There is not enough confirmation to assess their population health. Their conservation status is “Data Deficient.”

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Scientific Name Heterodontus ramalheira
OrderBullhead Sharks - Heterodontiformes
GenusHeterodontus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionOviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size Unknown
Common Length 64.0 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 40 - 305 m
DistributionWestern Indian Ocean
EnvironmentDemersal
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