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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Heterodontus japonicus Maclay & Macleay, 1884

Scientific synonyms and common names

Heterodontus japonicus (Maclay and Macleay, 1884)

Cestracion japonicus Maclay and Macleay, 1884, Proc.Linnean Soc.New South Wales, 1884, 8(4):428, pl. 20.

? Cestracion philippi var. japonicus Dumeril, 1865 (see Taylor, 1972).

FAO Names:
Japanese bullhead shark [English]
Requin dormeur nekozame [French]
Dormilón japonés [Spanish]
HET Het 4 [FAO Code]

Japanese bullhead shark (Heterodontus japonicus)