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Speckled carpetshark

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Speckled carpetshark

Speckled carpetshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Hemiscylliidae
Genus: Hemiscyllium
Species: H. trispeculare
Binomial name
Hemiscyllium trispeculare
J. Richardson, 1843
Range of speckled carpetshark (in blue)

The speckled carpetshark, Hemiscyllium trispeculare, is a bamboo shark in the family Hemiscylliidae found around north and west Australia between latitudes 8° S and 22° S, and longitude 114° E and 152° E. Its length is up to 79 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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