Hemiscyllium michaeli

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Hemiscyllium michaeli
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Hemiscylliidae
Genus: Hemiscyllium
Species: H. michaeli
Binomial name
Hemiscyllium michaeli
G. R. Allen & Dudgeon, 2010
Leopard Epaulette Shark Range.png
Known range of the Leopard epaulette shark (in blue)

Hemiscyllium michaeli, the leopard epaulette shark, is a species of bamboo shark in the genus Hemiscyllium.[1] It is a tropical shark known from the shallow ocean in the Milne Bay region of eastern Papua New Guinea.[2] The epaulette sharks of this region have long been confused with H. freycineti, and it was only in 2010 that H. michaeli was described as a separate species by Gerald R. Allen and Christine L. Dudgeon.[2] It can reach a maximum length of 69.5 centimetres (27.4 in).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hemiscyllium michaeli at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ a b Gerald R. Allen and Christine L. Dudgeon (2010): Hemiscyllium michaeli, a new species of Bamboo Shark (Hemiscyllidae) from Papua New Guinea, pp. 19-30. Aqua International Journal of Ichthyology 16 (1)