Hemiscyllium michaeli Allen & Dudgeon, 2010,

White, William T. & Ko’Ou, Alfred, 2018, An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of Papua New Guinea, Zootaxa 4411 (1), pp. 1-82: 20

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4411.1

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/735C87F1-8A45-FFBD-9BF6-FE95599F8C40

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scientific name

Hemiscyllium michaeli Allen & Dudgeon, 2010
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Hemiscyllium michaeli Allen & Dudgeon, 2010 

Michael’s Epaluette Shark

Hemiscyllium  michaeli— Allen & Dudgeon, 2010: 19, figs 2–4. Holotype: USNM 218602View Materials. Type locality: Harvey Bay , Milne Bay Province. 

Local synonymy: Hemiscyllium  freycineti— Whitley, 1940: 75 (Samarai Island); Dingerkus & DeFino, 1983 (in part): 38, fig. 25 (Harvey Bay, Trobriand Island, Samarai, Milne Bay); Compagno, 1984 (in part): 196 (PNG); Compagno, 2001 (in part): 179, fig. (PNG). Chiloscyllium freycineti  —Munro, 1958: 111 (Collingwood Bay); Compagno, 1984: 197 (PNG). Hemiscyllium trispeculare  — Allen et al., 2003: 112 (Milne Bay). Hemiscyllium  species—Allen & Erdmann, 2008: 107 (Milne Bay Province); Allen et al., 2013: 134, fig. 8 (eastern Papua New Guinea). Hemiscyllium michaeli Allen & Dudgeon, 2010: 19  , figs 2–4 (Milne Bay Province)— Ebert et al., 2013: 256, pl. 34, fig. (PNG); Allen et al., 2016: 81, figs (Milne Bay Province); White et al., 2018: 74, figs (PNG).

PNG voucher material: (8 spec.) AMS IA.5741 (paratype), 285 mm TL, AMS IA.5742 (paratype), 365 mm TL, vicinity of Samarai , 10°36.633’ S, 150°39.690’ E, Feb. 1933; AMS IB.5429, female 755 mm TLGoogleMaps  , Morobe, received 1962 from Taronga Park Zoo; CU 24992 (paratype), 695 mm TL  , Milne Bay; QM I 12038View Materials, female 719 mm TL, Samarai Island , 10°37’ S, 150°40’ E, 22 Oct. 1953GoogleMaps  ; USNM 218602View Materials (holotype), female 610 mm TL, coral reef at Harvey Bay  , Oro Province, 08°54.440’ S, 148°30.306’ E, less than 10 m depth, 6/ 7 Aug. 1975GoogleMaps  ; USNM 221705View Materials (paratype), 257 mm TL, Kuia Island, 08°35.350’S, 150°51.332’E, Trobriand Islands , 1 m depth, 11 Jun. 1970GoogleMaps  ; WAM P. 32840-001 (paratype), female 544 mm TL, under wharf at Samarai Island , 10°36.633’ S, 150°39.690’ E, 6 m depth, 10 Apr. 2003.GoogleMaps 

Remarks: First recorded from PNG by Whitley (1940), based on specimens collected in 1933 from Samarai Island, as Hemiscyllium freycineti  . Described as a distinct species in 2010, restricted to Milne Bay and Oro Provinces in southeastern PNG. Endemic to PNG. Two destroyed specimens from the KFRS collection (E.321, Tuma Island, Trobriands, 25 Jul. 1967, male 625 mm TL and female 664 mm TL) which were identified as Hemiscyllium  sp. ( freycineti  ) would most likely refer to this species.

PNG

Division of Primary Industry

WAM

Western Australian Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Chondrichthyes

Order

Orectolobiformes

Family

Hemiscylliidae

Genus

Hemiscyllium

Loc

Hemiscyllium michaeli Allen & Dudgeon, 2010

White, William T. & Ko’Ou, Alfred 2018
2018
Loc

Hemiscyllium

Allen & Dudgeon, 2010 : 19