Hemiscylliidae - Bamboo Sharks

Use the table to access images and fact sheets of the hemiscyllid fishes. The family contains the bamboo sharks and longtail carpet sharks.

Epaulette Shark, Hemiscyllium ocellatum

Carl Bento © Australian Museum

Three species in two genera are known from Australian waters.

Chiloscyllium punctatum Grey Carpetshark
Hemiscyllium ocellatum Epaulette Shark


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