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 Bluespotted bambooshark (Chiloscyllium caerulopunctatum)

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> Distribution
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> Size
> Reproduction
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 Photo

Bluespotted bambooshark
No image of Bluespotted bambooshark found in the Shark Database
 Range Map

Earth Map


 Systematics

Phylum: Vertebates (Chordata)

Class: Carlilagenous Fishes (Chondrichthyes)
  Order: Carpetsharks (Orectolobiformes)
    Family: Bamboosharks (Hemiscyllidae)
      Genus: Chiloscyllium (Chiloscyllium)


 Name

Scientific: Chiloscyllium caerulopunctatum
German: Blaugepunkteter Bambushai
English: Bluespotted bambooshark, Bluespotted catshark
French: Requin-chabot a taches bleues
Spanish: Bamboa estrellada


 Appearance

Stout body, with thick snout. Mouth in front of eyes, big spiracles below the eyes. Both dorsal fins equal-sized. No spines. Origin of first dorsal fin about over the insertion of pelvic fins. Pelvic fins much smaller than dorsal fins. Anal fin with broad base and only separated by a small notch from the caudal fin. Pectoral fins small and broad based. Greatly elongated thick precaudal tail.

 Coloration

Light blue spots on dark grey-brown body.

 Distribution

Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar.

 Biology

A little-known species, rare. Virtually nothing is known about this species.

 Feeding

Unknown, but most likely invertebrates and small fishes.

 Size

At least 67 cm.

 Reproduction

Unknown, but most likely egg laying (oviparous).

 Similar Species

Unmistakable with its blue spots.

 Endangerment

Status in the IUCN Red List:


No Entry found in Red List.


 Danger to Humans

Harmless.



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