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Hemiscyllium galei

Conservation status
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Subkingdom: Eumetazoa
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Hemiscylliidae
Genus: Hemiscyllium
Species: H. galei
Binomial name
Hemiscyllium galei
G. R. Allen & Erdmann, 2008[1]

Hemiscyllium galei is a species of bamboo shark in the family Hemiscylliidae. Together with H. henryi, it was only scientifically described in 2008 by Gerald R. Allen and Mark V. Erdmann.[1][2] At present, H. galei is only known from depths of 2 to 4 metres (6 ft 7 in to 13 ft 1 in) at reefs in the Cenderawasih Bay in West Papua, Indonesia.[1] The largest known specimen was 56.8 centimetres (22.4 in) long.[1] It can be separated from its relatives (e.g., H. freycineti) by the combination of seven relatively large dark spots along the side of the body (between the abdomen and tail-base), white markings on the edge of its dark dorsal saddles and other scattered white spots on the upper side.[1]


External links

  • Michael, S. (May 13, 2008). New Epaulette Walking Sharks! Retrieved August 30, 2011.
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