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Halmahera epaulette shark This is one very unique sight as this species of bamboo shark can only be found in Halmahera. We saw it in one of last night dives so needless to say how happy we were; species checked! :-)<br />
See this link for more details:<br />
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Halmahera epaulette shark

This is one very unique sight as this species of bamboo shark can only be found in Halmahera. We saw it in one of last night dives so needless to say how happy we were; species checked! :-)
See this link for more details:
https://www.elasmodiver.com/Halmahera-Epaulette-Shark.htm

    comments (4)

  1. Tiny range indeed, and only discovered in 2013, what a find, congrats! Posted 11 days ago
    1. Thanks! That was one of our objectives along with the Wallace's standardwing/bird of paradise. I am very happy we could see both! The shark is less easy to find so that makes it even more rewarding! Posted 11 days ago
  2. Very cool, congrats Marta! Posted 11 days ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 10 days ago

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''Hemiscyllium halmahera'', or the Halmahera epaulette shark, is a species of bamboo shark from Indonesia. This species is described from two specimens collected near Ternate island in 2013, off the coast of larger Halmahera island. This species is most similar to ''Hemiscyllium galei'', found in West Papua, but looks strikingly different in its pattern of spots.

Similar species: Carpet Sharks
Species identified by Patomarazul
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By Patomarazul

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Uploaded Aug 1, 2020. Captured Nov 9, 2019 12:25 in Unnamed Road, Kobe, Weda Tengah, Kabupaten Halmahera Tengah, Maluku Utara, Indonesia.
  • TG-5
  • f/4.5
  • 1/100s
  • ISO320
  • 8.41mm