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Genus Hemiscyllium Müller & Henle, 1838



Allen & Erdmann (2008) presented a key to species.


Excluded Taxa


HEMISCYLLIIDAE: Hemiscyllium freycineti (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824) [Although listed as present in Australia in older literature, this species is currently only recorded from Indonesia] — McCulloch, A.R. 1929. A check-list of the fishes recorded from Australia. Part I. Memoirs of the Australian Museum 5: 1–144 [5]; Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 89(1): 11-127 [33] (14); Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp. [48]




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

West Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Timor Province (2), Cape Province (20), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Territory of Ashmore & Cartier Islands

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
07-Aug-2014 HEMISCYLLIIDAE 07-Aug-2014 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
16-Apr-2012 16-Apr-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)