Hemiscyllium henryi


Classification: Elasmobranchii Orectolobiformes Hemiscylliidae

Reference of the original description
ALLEN, G.R. & ERDMANN, M.V. (2008)
Two new species of bamboo sharks (Orectolobiformes: Hemiscylliidae) from Western New Guinea. Aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, 13 (3–4): 93–108

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Hemiscyllium henryi
Holotype: NCIP: 6323; Paratype: USNM: 390771; WAM: P.32889-001;

Description :

Citation: Hemiscyllium henryi ALLEN & ERDMANN, 2008: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2019

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Hemiscyllium henryi ALLEN & ERDMANN, 2008 © Gerald R. Allen, Department of Aquatic Zoology, Western Australian Museum, Perth
Short Description
This species is distinguished by its unique colour pattern, distinctive is the combination of small scattered spots on the head, body and fins including 13-18 spots on the interorbital/dorsal snout region and 6-18 spots on dorsal surface of pectoral fins; a unique "quot;double-ocellus"quot; marking on middle of side, just behind the head [7723].

Western Pacific: Known only from western New Guinea (Papua Barat Province), Indonesia.

Size / Weight / Age
78.3 cm TL (male/unsexed; [7723]); 81.5 cm TL (female)

reef-associated; marine; depth range 3 - 30 m [7723]

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