The horn shark gets its name because it has a short venomous "horn" in front of each of its dorsal fins for protection. The horn shark is typically a brownish color, covered in black spots, and its underbelly has a yellowish tint.
The horn shark eats small fish and invertebrates.
38–47 inches long
Cold waters of the eastern Pacific; found inhabiting the coastal areas from Southern California to the Gulf of California and areas around Ecuador and Peru
The horn shark is not a species of concern.
Larger sharks and marine mammals
Back to the Top