Preliminary observations on the movement ecology of a crested horn shark (Heterodontus galeatus)

Nathan Charles Bass*, Joanna Day, Tristan L. Guttridge, Nathan A. Knott, Culum Brown

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The residency and movements of a single acoustically tagged female crested horn shark (Heterodontus galeatus) were monitored in Jervis Bay, Australia. The individual was intermittently detected by receivers throughout the 8-year study period and showed preference for particular rocky reefs in terms of its residency indices and duration of residency events. This individual exhibited lower residency and dissimilar movement patterns to that of the well-studied and sympatric Port Jackson shark (Heterodontus portusjacksoni), highlighting the need for research into the basic life history and movement ecology of H. galeatus.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2 Sep 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Australian Research Council, Grant/Award Number: LP140100319; Macquarie University; Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation, Grant/Award Number: SWR/5/2012; Taronga Conservation Society Australia Funding information

Funding Information:
The authors thank Sue Newson from the Jervis Bay Marine Discovery and Research Centre and various volunteers for assistance with tagging in the field. The authors also thank the NSW Department of Primary Industry in terms of the provision and maintenance of the receivers. Data was sourced from Australia's Integrated Marine Observing System, which is enabled by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy. This research was funded by Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation Inc., Taronga Conservation Society Australia, the Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University and the Australian Research Council.

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© 2021 Fisheries Society of the British Isles.

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  • elasmobranch
  • Heterodontus galeatus
  • marine biology
  • site fidelity


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