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Crested Hornshark

 
Introduction:
Blunt head, prominent ridge above eyes, grey to brown with large dark blotches.
Identification:
Blunt head with a prominent ridge above both eyes. It has two tall dorsal fins that are each preceded by a stout spine.  It is grey to brown with large dark blotches. Females are larger than males. Body size up to 150 cm.
Max. Size:
150 cm.
Distribution:
south-eastern Australia
Habitat:
Shallow inshore waters, down to depths of around 90 m.
Biology:
Its diet consists of echinoderms, crustaceans, molluscs and small fishes. It is an egg-laying species (oviparous). Females lay dark brown spiralled egg cases that are usually seen attached by tendrils to seaweed. Young hatch from the egg case after about eight months at about 22 cm in length.  The spine at the leading edge of the dorsal fins of juveniles may be sharp.
Other Common Names:
Crested Shark;  Crested Bullhead Shark; Crested Bull Shark; Crested Port Jackson Shark;
Family: Heterodontidae
Genus: Heterodontus
Species: galeatus
 
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(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.3314 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Port Jackson , (33° 51' S , 151° 16' E), 1894

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.5008 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Balmoral Beach, Sydney , (33° 50' S , 151° 15' E), 1901

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.4781 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Coogee Bay , (33° 56' S , 151° 16' E), 23 Apr 1901
I.39895-003 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, off Sandon Bluffs , (29° 40' S , 153° 41' E), 7 Jul 1999
I.36496-001 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Black Head Beach, Hallidays Point , (32° 4' S , 152° 33' E), Oct 1995

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.3416 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Port Jackson , (33° 51' S , 151° 16' E), 1895

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.3380 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Shark Point , (33° 55' S , 151° 16' E), 1895

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.3039 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Port Jackson , (33° 51' S , 151° 16' E), 1892
I.26842-002 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, East of Cape Byron , (28° 37' S , 153° 50' E), 18 Aug 1978

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.2657 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, PORT JACKSON , (33° 51' S , 151° 16' E), 1885

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.25922-001 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, S of Coffs Harbour , (30° 25' S , 153° 10' E), 25 Mar 1985

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.3383 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Shark Point , (33° 55' S , 151° 16' E), 1895

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

IA.8054 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, Queensland, MOA IS : , (10° 11' S , 142° 16' E), 1939
I.22872-007 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, Queensland, E. of Gold Coast , (28° S , 153° 50' E), 16 Aug 1978
IB.7623 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, BATEMAN'S BAY : MALENEY'S BEACH , (35° 44' S , 150° 15' E), 1967
IB.7123 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Austinmere , (34° 18' S , 150° 56' E), 1964
IB.4721 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Off Fairlight, Sydney Harbour , (33° 48' S , 151° 15' E), 17 Jul 1960
IB.4577 - Heterodontus portusjacksoni (Meyer, 1793) - Australia, New South Wales, SYDNEY HARBOUR : OFF FAIRLIGHT , (33° 50' S , 151° 30' E), 29 Mar 1960

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.9029 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, northern NSW , 1907

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.6869 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, Eastern Australia , 1904
IB.1503 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Wollongong , (34° 26' S , 150° 54' E), 1946

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

IA.6894 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Mona Vale, Sydney , (33° 41' S , 151° 19' E), 1936

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

IA.5466 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, LA PEROUSE, SYDNEY : , (33° 59' S , 151° 12' E), 10 Apr 1932

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

IA.5465 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, LA PEROUSE, SYDNEY : , (33° 59' S , 151° 12' E), 10 Apr 1932

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.885 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, PORT JACKSON : , (33° 51' S , 151° 16' E), 1886
IB.28 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Collaroy , (33° 44' S , 151° 18' E), 8 Aug 1939

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.2090 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Port Jackson , (33° 51' S , 151° 16' E), 1888
B.6668 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Port Jackson , (33° 51' 12" S , 151° 14' 54" E), 1885
B.3185 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Port Jackson , (33° 53' S , 151° 13' E), 1884
B.8985 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Port Jackson , (33° 51' S , 151° 16' E), 1885
A.9628 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Port Jackson , (33° 50' S , 151° 17' E), 1881
B.6968 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Port Jackson , (33° 53' S , 151° 13' E), 1885
A.9227 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Port Jackson , (33° 50' S , 151° 10' E), 1880
A.13694 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Port Stephens , (32° S , 152° E), 1882
A.13224 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Port Stephens , (32° S , 152° E), 1882
A.12961 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Port Jackson , (33° 50' S , 151° 10' E), 1882
A.12577 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Watsons Bay , (33° 50' S , 151° 10' E), 1882
IB.1673 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Port Jackson , (33° 51' S , 151° 16' E), 1946

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.1437 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, SYDNEY HARBOUR , (33° 51' S , 151° 16' E), 1887
I.2087 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Parramatta River , (33° 50' S , 151° 5' E), 1888

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.2024 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Port Jackson , (33° 51' S , 151° 16' E), 1888

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.2023 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Port Jackson , (33° 51' S , 151° 16' E), 1888

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.1918 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney Harbour , (33° 51' S , 151° 16' E), 1888

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.1740 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Sydney Harbour , (33° 51' S , 151° 16' E), 1888

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.14630 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, BOTANY BAY : KURNELL , (34° S , 151° 13' E), 1918

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.1015 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Port Jackson , (33° 51' S , 151° 16' E), 1887

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.12925 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Eden , (37° 4' S , 149° 55' E), 1913

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.12893 - Heterodontus portusjacksoni (Meyer, 1793) - Australia, New South Wales, Long Bay, Sydney , (33° 58' S , 151° 15' E), 1913

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.11257 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, OFF PORT STEPHENS : LIGHTHOUSE S.51 W.6 MLS , (32° 48' S , 152° 8' E), Nov 1910

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.1122 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Port Jackson , (33° 51' S , 151° 16' E), 1887

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.1069 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Port Jackson , (33° 51' S , 151° 16' E), 1887

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.1052 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Port Jackson , (33° 51' S , 151° 16' E), 1887

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.1025 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Port Jackson , (33° 51' S , 151° 16' E), 1887

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.1024 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Port Jackson , (33° 51' S , 151° 16' E), 1887

(c) assumed Australian Museum.

I.17178-034 - Heterodontus galeatus (Günther, 1870) - Australia, New South Wales, Port Jackson, near Manly , (33° 50' S , 151° 16' E), 13 Aug 1972