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The bluespotted bamboo shark (Chiloscyllium plagiosum) is a small, handsome species of tropical shark which is covered in numerous white or…
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Like other bottom-dwelling shark species, the Arabian carpetshark (Chiloscyllium arabicum) does not require a streamlined body for rapid…
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The Papuan epaulette shark (Hemiscyllium hallstromi) is named after the conspicuous epaulette spots, or shoulder patches, on the side of its…
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The hooded carpet shark is a little known species with a restricted range around the island of New Guinea. Scattered, large white spots and…
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Information on the epaulette shark is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.…
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First described as recently as 2008, Henry’s epaulette shark (Hemiscyllium henryi) belongs to the Hemiscylliidae family, a group of…
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A relatively small and poorly known species, the bluegrey carpetshark (Brachaelurus colcloughi) is a bottom-dwelling shark that is rarely…
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The leopard shark is an immediately recognisable, stunningly attractive species, which derives its common name from its distinctive markings…
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The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is the largest fish in the world; with its vast size it resembles the whales from which its common name is…
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This small, stout shark gets its name from its habit of retracting its eyeballs, which causes its thick eyelids to close, when removed from…
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The strange looking nurse shark is not the heavy, fearsome fish we normally expect a shark to look like. Its long, flexible body is…
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The most remarkable feature of the tawny nurse shark is probably its curious ability to change colour between grey and sandy brown depending…
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A sluggish, bottom-dwelling species, the little known short-tail nurse shark is only found in the western Indian Ocean. With a short…
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This highly unusual looking shark is superbly camouflaged among sun-dappled coral by its beautiful mosaic markings of dark narrow lines and…
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With beautifully elaborate colouration, flattened bodies and branched projections around the jaws, wobbegongs are among the most unusual and…
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With its broad and flattened body, and cryptic colouration, the spotted wobbegong is perfectly adapted to a life on the seabed. It has…
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