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 Physiotherapy and Exercise Science - Staff Page
1999 "Is Nitric Oxide Synthase Neuroprotective in the Hypoxia-Tolerant Epaulette Shark (Hemiscyllium ocellatum)?
1998 "The Role of GABA in the Hypoxia Tolerance of the Epaulette Shark (Hemiscyllium ocellatum).
1998 "Oxygen Consumption in the Hypoxia-Tolerant Epaulette Shark (Hemiscyllium ocellatum)." G.M.C Renshaw.
www.gu.edu.au /school/pes/ppages/grabstract.html   (724 words)

 Epaulette Shark, Hemiscyllium ocellatum
The Epaulette Shark is a slender species that has a large black ocellus (eye-like spot with a marginal ring) above the pectoral fin and widely spaced black spots on the body.
In Australia, the Epaulette Shark occurs from Shark Bay, Western Australia around the northern coastline of the continent south to at least Newcastle, and possibly to Sydney, New South Wales.
The Epaulette Shark is a member of the fish family Hemiscylliidae, collectively called the Longtail Carpet Sharks.
www.austmus.gov.au /fishes/fishfacts/fish/hocell.htm   (228 words)

 Aquarium Fish
Courtship in the epaulette shark - the male is grasping the left pectoral fin of the female in its mouth.
Hallstrom's Epaulette has spots that are equal to or larger than the ocelli, and it has no spots in front of the eyes, whereas the epaulette shark may or may not have spots there.
The epaulette sharks feed mainly on worms and crabs, while shrimps, small fishes and small fishes are eaten to a lesser degree.
www.advancedaquarist.com /issues/june2004/fish.htm   (1599 words)

 Journal of Aquariculture & Aquatic Sciences Article
The epaulette shark, Hemiscyllium ocellatum (Bonnaterre, 1788) is a common, small, harmless tropical bottom dwelling shark from the Western South Pacific, New Guinea and Northern Australia (Compagno, 1984.
Epaulette sharks have randomly bred at the aquarium for many years.
From observations of epaulette sharks already on display, it appears that growth is quite slow.
www.petsforum.com /cis-fishnet/JAAS/D081.htm   (3662 words)

 Gillian Renshaw
2002 “The Role Of Adenosine In The Anoxic Survival Of The Epaulette Shark, Hemiscyllium ocellatum” G.M.C. Renshaw C.B. Kerrisk, G.E. Nilsson.
1997 “Hypoxia Tolerance In The Epaulette Shark (Hemicyllium ocellatum).
1999 “Increased Nitric Oxide Synthase In The Vasculature Of Epaulette Shark Brain Following Hypoxia”.
www.gu.edu.au /centre/hfrc/gr.html   (209 words)

 Tennessee Aquarium Newsroom - News Release
The epaulette shark is a member of the carpet shark family and rarely exceeds 3.5 feet in length.
Both the epaulette and bamboo sharks are small and pose no threat to humans.
The epaulette shark feeds on bottom-dwelling invertebrates such as worms, shrimp and small shellfish.
www.tennis.org /newsroom/OJ_Shark_Species.asp   (860 words)

 Epaulette Shark, Hemiscyllium ocellatum @ MarineBio.org
The Epaulette shark has the amazing ability to survive low oxygen conditions by switching off non-essential brain functions; this is apparently an adaption for hunting in tide pools with low oxygen.
Epaulette sharks feed mainly on benthic invertebrates (worms, crabs, shrimp, and small shellfish), possibly also small fishes.
The Epaulette shark, Hemiscyllium ocellatum (Bonnaterre, 1788), was first referred to by Bonaterre, 1788.
marinebio.org /species.asp?id=34   (478 words)

 The Sharks of the Family Hemiscyllidae, SeaScope, Volume 8, Fall 1991
Juvenile epaulette sharks apparently spend their early years deep in crevices hiding from predators.They are also good at avoiding fish collectors; most epaulette sharks available to the aquarist are over 40 centimeters in length.
The epaulette shark is usually observed at depths no greater than nine meters and often in water so shallow the dorsal fins break the water's surface.
At maximum size a bamboo or epaulette shark could be comfortably housed in a 180 gallon tank.
www.petsforum.com /cis-fishnet/seascope/MA0298.htm   (2186 words)

 SharkTrust Online - Epaulette Sharks for sale!!!
If the minimum size of (pond in this case) for a koi carp is 1000 gallons and they only reach 90cm, anyone reccomending that keeping an epaulette shark in a tank of at least 250 gallons could be promoting something that has the danger of becoming a fishkeeping craze.
I was surfing the net for info on Epaulette sharks and found this webpage actually selling them for people to keep in their home aquariums!!!
By the way, is the epaulette shark sometimes referred to as a bamboo shark?
www.sharktrust.org /cgi/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=447   (1112 words)

 Aquarium of the Pacific
The epaulette shark's slender body is slightly flattened with a rounded snout, two short nasal barbels, and large spiracles.
Using its nasal barbels and its sense of electrical reception, the epaulette sharks scouts for food underneath the sand.
The epaulette shark is not used fished commercially.
www.aquariumofpacific.org /ANIMAL_DATABASE/ADBprint.asp?id=39   (197 words)

 Catalyst: 'Lazarus' (Epaulette) Shark - ABC TV Science
She hopes the small epaulette shark might be able to teach us a thing or two about minimizing brain damage after heart surgery or stroke.
But if we could design therapeutic interventions based on the sorts of mechanisms that the epaulettes have mastered to be able to cope with low oxygen, we may be able to assist in cases where there is low oxygen levels in tissues such as heart and brain.
Epaulettes do it in the tropics at a temperature much closer to that of a human body.
www.abc.net.au /catalyst/stories/s948865.htm   (1212 words)

 ANIMAL BYTES - Epaulette Shark
Epaulette sharks are found in large numbers in the shallow waters of coral reefs around Australia and New Guinea, where they can be seen crawling along the bottom.
The mother epaulette shark usually lays 2-3 eggs per week.
After the eggs are layed, the mother shark leaves her offspring to fend for itself.
www.seaworld.org /animal-info/animal-bytes/animalia/eumetazoa/coelomates/deuterostomes/chordata/craniata/chondrichthyes/selachii/orectolobiformes/epaulette-shark.htm   (103 words)

 Hypoxic survival strategies in two fishes: extreme anoxia tolerance in the North European crucian carp and natural hypoxic preconditioning in a coral-reef shark -- Nilsson and Renshaw 207 (18): 3131 -- Journal of Experimental Biology
The epaulette shark (Hemiscyllium ocellatum) is a tropical marine vertebrate.
and neurons in the epaulette shark in response to hypoxia (Fig.
Nitric oxide synthase activity in the diencephalon of the epaulette shark in response to hypoxic exposure.
jeb.biologists.org /cgi/content/full/207/18/3131   (5517 words)

 Monterey Bay Aquarium: Online Field Guide - Epaulette shark
Epaulette sharks have slender bodies that allow them to swim between coral branches and wriggle into narrow reef crevices during their nighttime hunt for prey.
Epaulette sharks caught in tide pools by the receding tide can turn off enough body functions to survive several hours with little or no oxygen.
Wild populations appear healthy, probably because epaulette sharks aren’t of interest to commercial fisheries.
www.mbayaq.org /efc/living_species/print.asp?inhab=518   (273 words)

 Epaulette Shark - Pet Solutions
Epaulette Shark, Hemiscyllium ocellatum, is an Australian native that adapts well to aquarium life.
When provided with the proper care, the Epaulette Shark is possibly one of the best sharks to maintain for experienced home aquarists.
The Epaulette tends to be a nocturnal feeder and, to some extent, is more of a nocturnal animal.
petsolutions.com /default.aspx?ItemID=136810L&eid=GL5000636&sid=GOOGLE   (395 words)

 Brain blood flow and blood pressure during hypoxia in the epaulette shark Hemiscyllium ocellatum, a hypoxia-tolerant elasmobranch -- Soderstrom et al. 202 (7): 829 -- Journal of Experimental Biology
Brain blood flow and blood pressure during hypoxia in the epaulette shark Hemiscyllium ocellatum, a hypoxia-tolerant elasmobranch -- Soderstrom et al.
Brain blood flow and blood pressure during hypoxia in the epaulette shark Hemiscyllium ocellatum, a hypoxia-tolerant elasmobranch
epaulette shark during hypoxia, indicating that a compensatory cerebral
jeb.biologists.org /cgi/content/abstract/202/7/829   (364 words)

 FIGIS - FAO/SIDP Species Identification Sheet: Hemiscyllium ocellatum
In shallow water on sandy patches between coral heads the epaulette shark may arch its body, force its snout into the sand, and vigorously thrash its tail out of water while seeking and rooting out prey, then stops and masticates its catch.
Black epaulette spot of shoulder strongly marked, large, in the form of a conspicuous white-ringed ocellus, with scattered and inconspicuous small dark spots surrounding the posterior and dorsal part of the epaulette spot.
Dark saddles on dorsal surface and sides of tail extending as dark crossbands onto ventral surface of preanal tail in young, but saddles and crossbands lost in adults which have uniform light ventral surfaces on their preanal tails.
www.fao.org /figis/servlet/species?fid=12619   (791 words)

 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Hemiscyllium ocellatum
Epaulette sharks descend into deeper water between coral reefs and have been found at depths of at least 40 m.
Its activity pattern is affected by a combination of suitable tidal and light conditions: it is more active at low water and, although epaulette sharks can be found actively hunting during daylight hours, it is more active after dark and particularly around dawn or dusk.
West, J.G. and Carter, S. Observations on the development and growth of the captive epaulette shark Hemiscyllium ocellatum (Bonnaterre) in captivity.
www.redlist.org /search/details.php?species=41818   (946 words)

 A New Epaulette Shark
and though unlikely, they thought it was possible that this unknown juvenile may represent one of these two epaulette species, even though the color pattern was quite different.
I will give description of the known epaulettes along with a diagnosis of this new species.
They didn't have juveniles specimens of two of the known Hemiscyllium spp.
www.coralrealm.com /sharks/newhemi.asp   (230 words)

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