G. R. Allen & Dudgeon, 2010
|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. It is a tropical shark known from the shallow ocean in the Milne Bay region of eastern Papua New Guinea. 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. It can reach a maximum length of 69.5 centimetres (27.4 in).
- Hemiscyllium michaeli at www.fishbase.org.
- 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)
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