Scientific Name
Heterodontus zebra  
Heterodontus zebra斑紋異齒鯊
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Gray, 1831) Depth 5 - 200M
Chinese 斑紋異齒鯊 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 異齒鯊科 Economic Fish No 
Family F008 Heterodontidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 狹紋虎鯊 
Max Length 125 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 斑紋異齒鮫、角鯊、虎沙、虎皮鯊(澎湖) 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan North、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Swatow, China 
Synonyms Centracion philippi, Centracion zebra, Cestracion amboinensis, Cestracion philippi japonicus, Cestracion philippii, Cestracion phillippi zebra, Heterodontus phillipi   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-圓口綱及軟骨魚綱(朱等, 2001);FAO Species Catalogue, Vol.4 Sharks of the world  Gray, J. E. 1831 Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 朱元鼎, 孟慶聞 等編 2001 
Specimen List ASIZP0054589. ASIZP0059521. ASIZP0060847. ASIZP0078987. ASIZP0080037. ASIZP0806436. ASIZP0916429. ASIZP0916436. CAS29970. FRIP00557. MOVI31040-31041. NMMBP05040. NMMBP05041. NMMBP06295. NMMBP08845. NTMP0628. NTMP0634. NTMP1375. NTUM01607. NTUM07730. NTUM07732. NTUM07733. NTUM08220. SIO69-307b. SU49335.  
Common Name Striped cat shark; Zebra horn shark; Zebra bullhead shark; Zebra Port Jackson shark; Bullhead shark 
Redlist Status   2003-04-30   
Characteristic Supraorbital ridges moderately high, ends abruptly about eye diameter behind eye. Mouth terminal, narrow, its width 3 in head. Teeth alike in both jaws, those toward center of mouth smaller, with 3 cusps, median one larger, those along outer parts of jaws much larger, molar-like, and elongate with longitudinal keel. Fist dorsal origin over pectoral bases. Anal base length 2 or more times in space between anal insertion and lower caudal origin. Twelve of narrow vertical brown or black stripes on body, on light brown to white background, no spots or harness markings.
habitats A common but little-known sharks species. Oviparous, details of spawning not recorded. Maximum total length about 122 cm, males mature at 84 cm. 
Distribution Western Pacific including Japan, Koreas, China, Taiwan, Viet Nam, Indonesia, Australia. 
Utility This species sometimes taken by bottom longlines and trawls in Taiwan area. Flesh utilized as fresh for human consumption.