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

Photographer: Carl Bento © Australian Museum

Three species in two genera are known from Australian waters.

Chiloscyllium punctatum Grey Carpetshark
Hemiscyllium ocellatum Epaulette Shark


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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