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Author: Müller and Henle,1837

Diagnostic Features:
Snout relatively short, nostrils virtually terminal on snout tip; eyes and supraorbital ridges well elevated; mouth slightly closer snout tip than eyes; lower labial folds not connected across chin by a dermal fold. Pectoral and pelvic fins thick and heavily muscular. Colour: either a black hood on head or large dark spot or spots on sides of body above pectoral fins.

The arrangement of this genus follows Fowler (1941) and Whitley (1940, 1967).

Genus Hemiscyllium