Hemiscyllium henryi

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Hemiscyllium henryi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Hemiscylliidae
Genus: Hemiscyllium
Species: H. henryi
Binomial name
Hemiscyllium henryi

Hemiscyllium henryi, the Triton epaulette shark or Henry's epaulette shark, is a species of bamboo shark in the family Hemiscylliidae. Together with H. galei, it was only scientifically described in 2008.[1][2] At present, H. henryi is only known from depths of 3 to 30 metres (9.8 to 98.4 ft) at reefs near Triton Bay on the southern coast of West Papua, Indonesia.[1] It reaches a length of 81.5 centimetres (32.1 in), and is covered in numerous fine black spots. It has large, "double" spot on the side behind the pectoral fins.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Allen & Erdmann (2008). "Two new species of bamboo sharks (Orectolobiformes: Hemiscylliidae) from Western New Guinea". Aqua (Miradolo Terme). 13 (3-4): 93–108. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2010). "Hemiscyllium henryi" in FishBase. May 2010 version.

External links

  • Michael, S. (May 13, 2008). New Epaulette Walking Sharks! Retrieved August 30, 2011.
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