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Hooded carpetshark

Hooded carpetshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Hemiscylliidae
Genus: Hemiscyllium
Species: H. strahani
Binomial name
Hemiscyllium strahani
Whitley, 1967
Range of hooded carpetshark (in blue)

The hooded carpetshark, Hemiscyllium strahani, is a bamboo shark in the family Hemiscylliidae found around Irian Jaya and Papua New Guinea, between latitudes 5° S and 10° S, and longitude 144° E and 153° E. Its length is up to 75 cm.

Reproduction is oviparous.

See also


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Hemiscyllium strahani in FishBase. July 2006 version.
  • Compagno, Dando, & Fowler, Sharks of the World, Princeton University Press, New Jersey 2005 ISBN 0-691-12072-2
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