Hemiscylliidae

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Taxonavigation

Kingdom: Animalia
Sub Kingdom: Eumetazoa
Super Phylum: Bilateria:Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Sub Phylum: Vertebrata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Hemiscylliidae
Genus: Chiloscyllium - Hemiscyllium


Introduction

Commonly referred to as Bamboo Sharks.

Characteristics

Nearly cylindrical in cross-section, young hatch from round egg cases.[1]

Classification

The Hemiscylliidae family contains two genera[2]:

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Resources

References

  1. (Lieske Myers 1996): Lieske, E., Myers, R., Coral reef fishes : Caribbean, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean : including the Red Sea, Princeton University Press: Princeton, 1996.
  2. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page): Wikipedia contributors, Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, Retrieved: 20 Feburary 2009, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemiscylliidae.
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