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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Hemiscylliidae Bamboo sharks

Genus: Hemiscyllium

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Western Pacific
Max. Length 72 cm TL
Hemiscyllium freycineti (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Photo by Photo by Malaer, P.
 
Hemiscyllium freycineti
[Indonesia speckled carpetshark]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 56.8 cm TL
Hemiscyllium galei Allen & Erdmann, 2008

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Hemiscyllium galei
[Cenderwasih Epaulette shark]



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

Photo by Photo by Tonozuka, T.
 
Hemiscyllium hallstromi
[Papuan epaulette shark]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 68.1 cm TL
Hemiscyllium halmahera Allen & Erdmann, 2013

Photo by Photo by Erdmann, M.V.
 
Hemiscyllium halmahera
[Halmahera Epaulette Shark]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 81.5 cm TL
Hemiscyllium henryi Allen & Erdmann, 2008

Photo by Photo by Erdmann, M.V.
 
Hemiscyllium henryi
[Triton Epaulette shark]
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Max. Length 69.5 cm SL

 
Hemiscyllium michaeli
[Leopard Epaulette shark]



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

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Hemiscyllium ocellatum
[Epaulette shark]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Hemiscyllium strahani Whitley, 1967

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



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

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Hemiscyllium trispeculare
[Speckled carpetshark]



9 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hemiscyllium freycineti Indonesia speckled carpetshark Western Pacific 72 TL 1824
Hemiscyllium galei Cenderwasih Epaulette shark Western Pacific 56.8 TL 2008
Hemiscyllium hallstromi Papuan epaulette shark Western Pacific 77 TL 1967
Hemiscyllium halmahera Halmahera Epaulette Shark Western Pacific 68.1 TL 2013
Hemiscyllium henryi Triton Epaulette shark Western Pacific 81.5 TL 2008
Hemiscyllium michaeli Leopard Epaulette shark Pacific Ocean 69.5 SL 2010
Hemiscyllium ocellatum Epaulette shark Western Pacific 107 TL 1788
Hemiscyllium strahani Hooded carpetshark Western Pacific 80 TL 1967
Hemiscyllium trispeculare Speckled carpetshark Western Pacific 79 TL 1843



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