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2005-08-22-12-44-44

Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

Close up of the rows of teeth of a Port Jackson Shark (Heterodontus portusjacksoni) which is resting on the ocean floor. These teeth are designed for eating small crustaceans rather than the tearing teeth of the requiem shark species.
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: 1381/22005-08-22-12-44-44 · Views: 8136 ·
Keywords: heterodontiformes horned shark cartilaginous cartlidge chondrichithyes aussie nsw cold water teeth row

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Face of a Port Jackson Shark - Heterodontus portusjacksoni
Paul Osmond


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