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  • Epaulettenhai im Zoo Zürich.

    Epaulette Shark

    Hemiscyllium ocellatum

    Closest relatives Sharks, nurse sharks, bamboo sharks
    Habitat Coral reefs up to 60 meters deep
    Behaviour Mostly nocturnal. Hides in coral reefs and hunts in shallow water. Epaulet sharks swim very rarely. Normally they crawl like salamanders and use their fins as feet. This is how they can also manage short distances ashore.
    Diet Shrimps, crabs, mussels and squid
    Body length up to 1.1 m
    Spawn Unlike many other shark species, egg laying
    Use fishkeeping
    Current status stable

    geographic range

    Verbereitungskarte Epaulettenhai


    C. R. Widmer, Zürich
    Familie M. + M. Martic, Zürich
    Ch. Arnold, Uster
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    Conservation status

    IUCN RedList