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 Whitespotted bambooshark (Chiloscyllium plagiosum)

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> Distribution
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> Feeding
> Size
> Reproduction
> Similar Species
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> Danger to Humans

 Photo

Whitespotted bambooshark
© Marc Conlin / SeaPics
 Range Map

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 Systematics

Phylum: Vertebates (Chordata)

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


 Name

Scientific: Chiloscyllium plagiosum
German: Weissgepunkteter Bambushai
English: Whitespotted bambooshark
French: Requin-chabot a taches blanches
Spanish: Bamboa punteada


 Appearance

Body and tail fairly stout. Snout anteriorly rounded. Mouth well in front of the eyes. Spiracles below the eyes. Both dorsal fins equal-sized, about the same size as pelvic fins. Origin of first dorsal fin over the insertion of pelvic fins. Anal fin ends right in front of the caudal fin.

 Coloration

Numerous white spots on a dark brown body, with some darker brown or blackish transverse bands.

 Distribution

Indo-Western Pacific: India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Japan, Philippines.

 Biology

A little-known species. Common, lives at the bottom of inshore waters.

 Feeding

Feeds most likely on invertebrates.

 Size

Maximum size about 95 cm, average size between 60 and 80 cm.

 Reproduction

Egg laying (oviparous). Males reach sexual maturity at about 67 cm, females unknown.

 Similar Species

Other bambooshark have a similar appearance but the coloration is unique, making this species very distinctive.

 Endangerment

Status in the IUCN Red List:


No Entry found in Red List.


 Danger to Humans

Harmless.



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