Walking Shark Species Found In Indonesia (video)

Walking Shark Species Found In Indonesia


Have you ever heard walking shark? An environmental group has been discovered a new species of walking shark in the reefs of Indonesia. It is evidently that the new-found walking shark is clearly touching the seafloor. It uses its pectoral and pelvic fins to move across the sea bottom while finding for food. The 27 inches (70 centimeters) long shark is harmless to humans, Mark Erdmann stated.

According to shark expert Fahmi:

“This is the third walking shark species to be described from eastern Indonesia in the past six years, which highlights our tremendous shark and ray biodiversity. We now know that six of the nine known walking shark species occur in Indonesian waters, and these animals are diver favorites with excellent potential to help grow our marine tourism industry.”

The so-called Hemiscyllium halmahera, was dubbed after the eastern Indonesian island of Halmahera where it was discovered and was published in July in the Journal of Ichthyology.

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