Facts about Horn Shark, "Scientific name for Horn Shark is Heterodontus francisci". The horn shark is a breed of shark that can be largely found in the coastal waters off the western shore of North America that extends from California to the Gulf of California. This bullhead shark breed belongs to the Heterodontidae family. Juvenile Horn Sharks are separated spatially from the grown-ups, with the younger one preferring deeper filthy flats and the adults preferring algal beds or shallower stony reefs.
Appearance of Horn Shark
The Horn Shark breed is a small size shark that usually has a body length of 3 feet 2 inches(one meter). The Horn Shark breed appears with a gray or brown colored body with several small dark dots. It has a small, rounded head with edges over its eyes and two elevated dorsal fins with huge spines.
Features of Horn Shark
Generally, the Horn Shark breed moves slowly and they are lone predators. The Horn Sharks hunt at nighttime in small home ranges and withdraw to a preferential shelter during the daytime. Their everyday action sequences are controlled by ecological light levels.
Horn shark breeds are safe except they are harassed, and are eagerly maintained in custody. The Horn Shark are not besieged by either recreational or commercial fisheries, though small amounts of sharks are trapped as by-catch. The Horn Shark breeds are used for food and fish meal in Mexico. The spines of these sharks are used for making jewelry.
Diet of Horn Shark
Mature horn sharks prey mostly on hard-armored echinoderms, mollusks and crustaceans, which they grind between great jaws and teeth that are similar to molars. Horn Sharks feed opportunistically on an extensive mixture of other invertebrates and tiny bony fishes. Young ones feed on soft-bodied prey, such as sea anemones and polychaete worms.
Reproduction of Horn Shark
Reproduction in Horn Shark breeds is oviparous that starts from February to April. Usually, the female Horn sharks lay a maximum of 24 eggs. Subsequent to laying, the female lifts up the cases of the auger-shaped egg and lodges them into gaps to defend them from predators.
The average lifespan of the Horn Shark breed is 25 years.
There are over 400 types of sharks, Sharks have the most powerful jaws on on earth. Horn Sharks jaws, both the upper and lower jaws move. Horn Sharks skin is made of denticles instead of scales like other fish. The denticles are constructed like hard, sharp teeth (tooth-like projection) and this helps to protect the Horn Shark from being injury. The Horn Shark is carnivores meaning: an animal that feeds on flesh (Meat). "Scientific name for Shark Selachimorpha"
"Fear of Sharks Selachophobia"