Hemiscyllium henryi

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Hemiscyllium henryi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Hemiscylliidae
Genus: Hemiscyllium
Species: H. henryi
Binomial name
Hemiscyllium henryi
G. R. Allen & Erdmann, 2008[1]
Henry's Epaulette Shark Range.png
Known range of Henry's epaulette shark (in blue)

Hemiscyllium henryi (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]


  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.

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