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Australian Faunal Directory
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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:135f8a85-5093-4d28-98b8-bc042e8079d2

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

Data Links

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WMS

To use WMS services, copy and paste the following GetCapabilities URL into your OGC client (e.g. uDIG, ESRI ArcGIS)
http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Heterodontus portusjacksoni
For higher taxa, this will give you a hierarchical listing of layers for each taxon.

RDF

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Further details

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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
Conservation status
IUCNLeast Concern (Lower Risk)

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    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO
    Rights: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO

Online resources

Australian National Fish Collection Images
Authoritative image
Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Images
Museum Victoria provider for OZCAM
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OZ Animals
Queensland Museum provider for OZCAM
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Reef Life Survey Images
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Wikipedia
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Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Abundance: 3.301
Behaviour: Adult female Port Jackson sharks from NSW migrate southwards as far as Tasmania during the summer months
Common_Name: Port Jackson shark;
Depth: 1–275 m
Description: The Port Jackson Shark has a distinctive appearance and occurs commonly, so is well known to most divers and fishermen in southern Australia. The species is not dangerous but should be handled with caution because it has a venomous barb in front of each dorsal fin
Diet: It also has strong jaws with plate-like teeth that are used for crushing bivalve molluscs
Distribution: Houtman Abrolhos, WA, to Byron Bay, NSW, and around Tas.
Frequency: 1.898
Habitat: Sheltered and moderately exposed reef, seagrass
IUCN_Threat_status: Least Concern
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Life_History: Both it and H. galeatus have spirally flanged eggs, which are twisted into reef crevices and in which the young develop over a period of a year. Hatchlings require about 10 years to grow to maturity, which they reach at about 800 mm length
Max_size: 1.65 m
Range: 889.771
Threats: Fishing bycatch
similar_species: It can be confused only with the crested Port Jackson shark Heterodontus galeatus
South Australian Fish from the AFD

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Heterodontus portusjacksoni

Common Names

Common name Source
Port Jackson Shark
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Dogshark
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Bullhead
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Bullhead Shark
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Common Port Jackson Shark
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Horn Shark
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Oyster Crusher
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Pigfish
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Tabbigaw
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
CHORDATA
subphylum
VERTEBRATA
suprageneric
GNATHOSTOMATA
suprageneric
PISCES
class
CHONDRICHTHYES
subclass
ELASMOBRANCHII
order
HETERODONTIFORMES
family
HETERODONTIDAE
genus
Heterodontus
species
Heterodontus portusjacksoni  Recorded in Australia

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