LATIN NAME: Heterodontus francisci
FAMILY : Heterodontidae
PHYLUM : Chordata
CLASS : Chondrichthyes
The horn shark is a spotted shark that lives in kelp forests. It leads a quiet life, resting on the sea floor. It can be found on sandy or rocky bottoms, between the surface and 150 metres deep. It can also be found hiding in caves and crevices.
The horn shark feeds at night on shellfish, sea urchins, crustaceans and sometimes small fish. Adults grow to between 97 cm and 1.20 metres and weigh around 10 kg.