Cenderawasih Epaulette Shark

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About the Cenderawasih Epaulette Shark

The Cenderawasih epaulette shark is a newly-discovered species of bamboo shark found the Western Central Atlantic. Their name comes from the Cenderawaish Bay, Indonesia, the site where they were discovered.

It lives in shallow waters of up to 4 meters and it grows to up to 58 cm.

It’s very similar to the Speckled Carpet Shark but it can be told apart by the seven large dark spots along the side of the body, the white markings on the edge of its dark dorsal saddles, and the other scattered white spots on the upper side.

There is not enough confirmation to assess their population health. Their conservation status is “Data Deficient.”

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Scientific Name Hemiscyllium galei
OrderCarpet Sharks - Orectolobiformes
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
Litter Size Unknown
Common Length 56.8 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 2 - 4 m
DistributionWestern Central Pacific