Blind shark

The epaulette shark, Hemiscyllium ocellatum, is a species of longtailed carpet shark, family Hemiscylliidae, found in shallow, tropical waters off Australia and New Guinea .

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The Blind shark lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 0 - 50 m environment.

Blind shark at Nelson Bay, NSW, Australia Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3. More

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The Blind Shark (Brachaelurus waddi) can be found from Morton Bay down to southern New South Wales. In colour it is light to very dark chocolate brown with small white specks on the back and flanks. More

The blind shark gets its common name from its habit of closing its eyes when held out of the water. In Nelson Bay, NSW. More

For further blind shark information please visit the Blind Shark Information Page. More

The blind shark is a sluggish, nocturnal shark that hides in caves and under ledges during the day, and comes out at night to feed (2). Its diet is composed of small fishes, crabs, shrimps, cuttlefish, squid and sea anemones (2) (3). More

Blind Shark Photos Showing This Shy Nocturnal Shark From Australia - Top Right Solid Corner The blind shark, Brachaelurus waddi, lives only in Australian waters of the Pacific Ocean, from the Northern Territory to New South Wales, living More

The blind shark is likely to be caught unintentionally as by-catch in trawl fisheries; however, it is known to be able to survive for up to 18 hours out of water, and thus may survive trawl capture if released back into the ocean. More

The Blind Shark lives in shallow coastal waters and feeds at night on invertebrates and small fishes. More

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Blind Shark, Nelson Bay, NSW, Australia. Image by David Breneman,. Some rights reserved. More

A Blind Shark at a depth of 20 m, Halifax Point, Nelson... More

Common names

Almindelig epaulethaj in Danish (dansk)
Bamboa ocellada in Spanish (español)
Blind shark in English
Epåletthaj in Swedish (Svenska)
Epaulethaai in Dutch (Nederlands)
epaulette shark in English
Hemiscyllium ocellatum in French (français)
Itar shark in English
Lyhtytetra in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Žralok epaulette skvrnitý in Czech (česky)
Requin-chabot ocellé in French (français)
Sokkopartahai in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Tubarão-epaulette in Portuguese (Português)
Žralok epaulette skvrnitý in Czech (česky)
斑点长尾须鲨 in Mandarin Chinese
斑點長尾鬚鯊 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Orectolobiformes
Family : Hemiscylliidae
Genus : Hemiscyllium
Species : Hemiscyllium ocellatum
Authority : Bonnaterre, 1788