Hemiscyllium trispeculare

RICHARDSON, 1843


Speckled carpetshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Orectolobiformes Hemiscylliidae

Reference of the original description
RICHARDSON, J. (1843)
Icones piscium, or plates of rare fishes. Part I. R. Taylor & J.E. Taylor, London, pp. 1–8

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Chiloscyllium trispeculare

Types
Hemiscyllium trispeculare
Neotype: BMNH: 1953.5.10.1


Description :


Citation: Hemiscyllium trispeculare RICHARDSON, 1843: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 04/2019

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Hemiscyllium trispeculare RICHARDSON, 1843, © Randall, J.E., www.fish-base.org
Common names
spa Bamboa moteada, fra \(T\) Requin-chabot marquéterie, eng Marbled catshark, eng Speckled carpet shark, eng Speckled carpetshark, eng Speckled catshark

Short Description
Body covered with numerous, densely clustered dark, small and large spots that form a reticular network of light ground color between them; dark crossbands strong on ventral surface of tail [16823].

Distribution
Western Pacific: northern Australia (including Western Australia) [1388]. Possibly in the Mollucas (Indonesia). Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: not marketed/unknown; price reliability:

Biology
Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Found on shallow coral reefs of the contintental shelf. Probably mainly feeding on benthic invertebrates.

Size / Weight / Age
79.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [531])

Habitat
reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 54542)

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=2710;