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The Port Jackson shark is an egg-laying, bull-headed shark that lives in the coastal region of southern Australia. The shark is a migratory species, traveling south in the summer and north to breed in the winter. Fort Jackson sharks are similar to others of their genus bearing a broad, blunt, flat head an anal fin, and crests above its eyes. The teeth of the Fort Jackson shark are one of its most distinguishing features. Unlike other sharks, its teeth are different in front and back. The front teeth are small, sharp and pointed while the back teeth are flat and blunt. These teeth are designed to hold, break, crush, and grind the shells of the mollusks and echinoderms upon which they feed

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Port Jackson shark, bull-headed shark

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