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Family: Hemiscylliidae Bamboo sharks

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Chiloscyllium arabicum Arabian carpetshark Western Indian Ocean 80 TL 1980
Chiloscyllium burmensis Burmese bamboo shark Eastern Indian Ocean 57.5 TL 1983
Chiloscyllium caeruleopunctatum Bluespotted bambooshark Western Indian Ocean 67 TL 1914
Chiloscyllium griseum Grey bambooshark Indo-West Pacific 77 TL 1838
Chiloscyllium hasseltii Hasselt's bambooshark Indo-West Pacific 61 TL 1852
Chiloscyllium indicum Slender bambooshark Indo-West Pacific 65 TL 1789
Chiloscyllium plagiosum Whitespotted bambooshark Indo-West Pacific 95 TL 1830
Chiloscyllium punctatum Brownbanded bambooshark Indo-West Pacific 132 TL 1838
Hemiscyllium freycineti Indonesia speckled carpetshark Western Pacific 72 TL 1824
Hemiscyllium galei Cenderwasih Epaulette shark Western Pacific 56.8 TL 2008
Hemiscyllium hallstromi Papuan epaulette shark Western Pacific 77 TL 1967
Hemiscyllium halmahera Halmahera Epaulette Shark Western Pacific 68.1 TL 2013
Hemiscyllium henryi Triton Epaulette shark Western Pacific 81.5 TL 2008
Hemiscyllium michaeli Leopard Epaulette shark Pacific Ocean 69.5 SL 2010
Hemiscyllium ocellatum Epaulette shark Western Pacific 107 TL 1788
Hemiscyllium strahani Hooded carpetshark Western Pacific 80 TL 1967
Hemiscyllium trispeculare Speckled carpetshark Western Pacific 79 TL 1843

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