Habitat and Ecology
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.
Depth range (m): 72 - 72
Temperature range (°C): 22.018 - 22.018
Nitrate (umol/L): 18.637 - 18.637
Salinity (PPS): 36.042 - 36.042
Oxygen (ml/l): 1.602 - 1.602
Phosphate (umol/l): 1.662 - 1.662
Silicate (umol/l): 10.760 - 10.760
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Oman bullhead shark
The Oman bullhead shark, Heterodontus omanensis, is a bullhead shark of the family Heterodontidae. It is found in the tropical western Indian Ocean around central Oman, from the surface to a depth of 72 m on the continental shelf. This shark can reach a maximum length of 61 cm, but on average, reaches 56 cm. It is highly possible that the Oman bullhead shark is accidentally caught as by-catch, putting the species at risk. More research is needed to report on the biology and conservation status of this shark.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Heterodontus omanensis" in FishBase. May 2006 version.