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Heterodontus quoyi

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lexID:
5819 
AphiaID:
276700 
Scientific:
Heterodontus quoyi 
German:
Galapagos Stierkopfhai 
English:
Galapagos Bullhead Shark 
Category:
Requins 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Elasmobranchii (Class) > Heterodontiformes (Order) > Heterodontidae (Family) > Heterodontus (Genus) > quoyi (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Fréminville, ), 1840 
Occurrence:
Equador, Galapagos, Peru 
Sea depth:
3 - 40 Meter 
Size:
40 cm - 60 cm 
Temperature:
8°C - 20°C 
Food:
tourteaux 
Difficulty:
Pas pour l'aquarium! 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Data deficient (DD) 
Related species at
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2013-08-02 05:55:05 

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Heterodontus quoyi (Fréminville, 1840)

Heterodontus quoyi, better known as the Galapagos bullhead shark, found in the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean along the coasts of Ecuador and Peru, and the waters of the Galapagos Islands.

The Galapagos bullhead shark is not common around the Galapagos Archipelago as the name might suggest. In the west it is located at the east and the north side of Fernandina Island and the west side of Isabela Island. This area is known as the Canal Bolivar. In the south part of Galapagos it is located only in Floreana Island and only at the west side of the island. This shark is associated with cold waters and where upwelling is strong. Feeds mainly on crabs.

Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Heterodontiformes
Family: Heterodontidae
Species: Heterodontus quoyi




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