Record of Halmahera Walking (Hemiscyllium halmahera) Shark in South Morotai

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Muhammad Ichsan , Harimurti Asih Bimantara, Niomi Pridina, Adinda Nindya Wardhanie


Halmahera walking shark (Hemiscyllium halmahera) was first discovered by Allen in 2013 and studies regarding this species are still limited. This species distribution includes Halmahera Island and surrounding islands in North Maluku, such as Ternate, Tidore, Bacan and Morotai. Records in Morotai, one of Indonesias most well-known marine tourism sites for shark diving, are discussed in this study, including a new record in Dehegila, South Morotai. One individual recorded opportunistically during SCUBA Diving activity on April 2022 in Southern Morotai. The species distribution, habitat and behaviour are highly important for conservation, especially for endemic shark species with a limited habitat range



Animal Sciences, Life Sciences, Marine Biology, Zoology


conservation, Halmahera, Indonesia, Morotai, North Maluku, walking shark


Published: 2022-06-29 03:50

Last Updated: 2022-07-15 04:24

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