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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Hemiscylliidae Bamboo sharks

Genus: Hemiscyllium

(See list of species below)



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9 species (see list below)

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Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Hemiscyllium freycineti (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Photo by FAO
 
Hemiscyllium freycineti
[Indonesia speckled carpetshark]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 56.8 cm TL

 
Hemiscyllium galei
[Cenderwasih Epaulette shark]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 77 cm TL
Hemiscyllium hallstromi Whitley, 1967

Photo by FAO
 
Hemiscyllium hallstromi
[Papuan epaulette shark]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 68.1 cm TL

 
Hemiscyllium halmahera
[Bamboo shark]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 81.5 cm TL

 
Hemiscyllium henryi
[Triton Epaulette shark]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 69.5 cm SL

 
Hemiscyllium michaeli
[Leopard Epaulette shark]

Photo by Bednarzik, J.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 107 cm TL
Hemiscyllium ocellatum (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Photo by Bednarzik, J.
 
Hemiscyllium ocellatum
[Epaulette shark]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Hemiscyllium strahani Whitley, 1967

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hemiscyllium strahani
[Hooded carpetshark]

Photo by Murch, A.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 79 cm TL
Hemiscyllium trispeculare Richardson, 1843

Photo by Murch, A.
 
Hemiscyllium trispeculare
[Speckled carpetshark]
9 Species of Family Hemiscylliidae with Genus Hemiscyllium
(Bamboo sharks)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1824 Hemiscyllium freycineti Indonesia speckled carpetshark Western Pacific 46 TL
2008 Hemiscyllium galei Cenderwasih Epaulette shark Western Pacific 56.8 TL
1967 Hemiscyllium hallstromi Papuan epaulette shark Western Pacific 77 TL
2013 Hemiscyllium halmahera Bamboo shark Western Pacific 68.1 TL
2008 Hemiscyllium henryi Triton Epaulette shark Western Pacific 81.5 TL
2010 Hemiscyllium michaeli Leopard Epaulette shark Pacific Ocean 69.5 SL
1788 Hemiscyllium ocellatum Epaulette shark Western Pacific 107 TL
1967 Hemiscyllium strahani Hooded carpetshark Western Pacific 75 TL
1843 Hemiscyllium trispeculare Speckled carpetshark Western Pacific 79 TL



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