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Whitespotted bullhead shark

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Whitespotted bullhead shark

Whitespotted bullhead shark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Heterodontiformes
Family: Heterodontidae
Genus: Heterodontus
Species: H. ramalheira
Binomial name
Heterodontus ramalheira
(J. L. B. Smith, 1949)
Range of whitespotted bullhead shark (in blue)

The whitespotted bullhead shark, Heterodontus ramalheira, is a bullhead shark of the family Heterodontidae. It is found in the western Indian Ocean between latitudes 22° N to 26° S, at depths between 40 and 275 m. It can grow up to a length of 64 cm.

The whitespotted bullhead shark is found on the outer continental shelf. It feeds on crabs, and it is also oviparous.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Heterodontus ramalheira in FishBase. May 2006 version.
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