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2005-08-22-12-44-26

Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

Front view of the head Port Jackson Shark (Heterodontus portusjacksoni) lying on the ocean floor. These sharks regularly congregate in large groups, and this was one of a group of approximately 30-40 sharks in the area.
These sharks are considered part of the bullhead or horn shark family, and although docile and non-threatening, they do have venonous dorsal fin spikes.
Image taken in the Jervis Bay Marine Park in New South Wales, Australia.

· Date: Sat October 1, 2005 · Reference ID: 1381/22005-08-22-12-44-26 · Views: 3779 ·
Keywords: heterodontiformes horned shark cartilaginous cartlidge chondrichithyes aussie nsw cold water teeth

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Mouth of a Port Jackson Shark - Heterodontus portusjacksoni
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