Hemiscyllium ocellatum ON EXHIBIT:
Shark Island in Ocean Journey
Like other sharks, female epaulette sharks do not provide care for their young. Epaulette sharks lay two to three eggs per week in tough, leathery egg cases. In approximately 130 days, the young sharks hatch. They are totally independent and ready to fend for themselves.
As with most sharks, they have very low reproductive rates and are vulnerable to population decline if overfished.