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 Bluespotted bambooshark (Chiloscyllium caerulopunctatum)

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Bluespotted bambooshark
No image of Bluespotted bambooshark found in the Shark Database
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Phylum: Vertebates (Chordata)

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


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


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.


Light blue spots on dark grey-brown body.


Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar.


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


Unknown, but most likely invertebrates and small fishes.


At least 67 cm.


Unknown, but most likely egg laying (oviparous).

 Similar Species

Unmistakable with its blue spots.


Status in the IUCN Red List:

No Entry found in Red List.

 Danger to Humans


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