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New species of 'walking' shark discovered in Indonesia

Bamboo shark Hemiscyllium halmahera (© Mark Erdmann / Wedaresort, www.wedaresort.com) from Sci-News.com on Vimeo.


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    Monday, August 26, 2013, 3:19 PM -

    It's a slender, spotted shark that prefers to 'walk' along the ocean floor, rather than swim.

    Yes -- you read that right: Scientists have discovered a new species of walking fish in Indonesia, also referred to as Hemiscyllium halmahera.

    The find was made by a team led by Dr. Gerald Allen of the Western Australian Museum.

    Dr. Allen says the species has a unique colour pattern, which includes large, dark spots. It's a relatively small fish, reaching a top size of about 70 cm.

    More details on the recent discovery can be found in the Aqua International Journal of Ichthyology.

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