If you were planted in front of a TV this summer, or even scanning the internet news sites, you probably heard about the new species of "walking shark" that had been discovered in Indonesia. For those that are familiar with shark taxonomy, you probably recognized the video accompanying the news story as a type of epaulette shark. The common name "epaulette shark" is used for those species in the genus Hemiscyllium. These sharks, along with the bamboo sharks (genus Chiloscyllium) make-up the family Hemiscylliidae.
Coral Realm feature article, we will look
look at three new species of epaulette sharks that will soon be described and compare
the color patterns of all members of the genus.