Epaulette Shark Hemiscyllium ocellatum

Epaulette Shark
Epaulette Shark
Epaulette Shark
The Epaulette Shark is named after the white-bordered black disc or "eyespot" on each "shoulder". It is native to warm, shallow waters of reefs and coasts of Australasia.
Epaulette Shark
Epaulette Shark
Epaulette Shark
A long-tailed carpet shark, it grows to around a metre long. It can use its pectoral and pelvic fins as limbs for "walking" or shuffling on the seabed or reef, or even between tidal pools.
Epaulette Shark
Epaulette Shark
Epaulette Shark
Mainly nocturnal, diet is sand-dwelling shellfish and small fish. It can survive warm, oxygen-depleted tidal pools by shutting down for a couple of hours until the tide returns.