Heterodontus quoyi, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Photo: Graham Edgar
Mottled grey-brown with a covering of diffuse black blotches, and a short bony spine in front of each dorsal fin. Generally found sitting on the sea floor. Within it's distribution found in colder waters where upwellings are strong.
Max Size: 107 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 20.7-26.6°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Data Deficient
Occurrence: Common (42% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.