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Port Jackson Shark

Scientific Name: Heterodontus portusjacksoni

Description: Often seen resting beneath reef ledges during the day, these small to medium-sized nocturnal sharks have a distinctive dark mark around the head, with a blunt snout and a low ridge over each eye.

The Port Jackson Shark has two triangular dorsal fins, each with a strong spine, and while otherwise harmless, should not be disturbed.

These sharks lay an unusual corkscrew like egg which is wedged between crevices in the reef.

Type: Shark
Where to find: Subtidal Reefs
Size: 165cm