Hemiscyllium galei, Cenderwasih Epaulette shark

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Hemiscyllium galei Allen & Erdmann, 2008

Cenderwasih Epaulette shark
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Classification / Names Populärnamn | synonymer | Catalog of Fishes(Släkte, Arter) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Elasmobranchii (hajar och rockor) (sharks and rays) > Orectolobiformes (Carpet sharks) > Hemiscylliidae (Bamboo sharks)
Etymology: Hemiscyllium: Greek, hemi = half + Greek, skylla = a kind of shark (Ref. 45335);  galei: Named for Jeffrey Gale, an avid underwater photographer, shark enthusiast, and benefactor of the marine realm.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ekologi

; marina revassocierade; djupintervall 2 - 25 m (Ref. 114942), usually - m (Ref. ).   Tropical; 0°C -

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Western Pacific: apparently confined to Cenderawasih Bay, Papua Barat Province, Indonesia.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 56.8 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 74956)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

This species of bamboo shark is distinguished by its unique combination of white lines/spots along the margin of the large, dark saddles on the back, scattered white spots particularly on the upper side, and a row of 7-8 well-defined, horizontally-ovate, dark spots on the lower side between the abdomen and caudal-fin base (Ref. 74956).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Occurs on shoreline fringing reefs or shallow patch reefs; observed at night at depths of 2-25 m (extreme depth from Ref. 114942), usually seen resting on the bottom, occasionally observed while slowly swimming or 'walking' over the bottom with the pectoral and pelvic fins. Probably sedentary during daylight hours, sheltering under rocky outcrops or tabular corals, typical for other family members (Ref. 74956).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

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Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2008. Two new species of bamboo sharks (Orectolobiformes: hemiscylliidae) from Western New Guinea. aqua, Int. J. Ichthyol. 13(3-4):93-108. (Ref. 74956)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)

  Sårbar, se IUCNs rödlista (VU) (B2ab(ii,iii,v)); Date assessed: 04 May 2020

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 28.1 - 29.2, mean 28.8 °C (based on 448 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00398 (0.00177 - 0.00897), b=3.09 (2.89 - 3.29), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trofisk nivå (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
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Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .