Animalia > Chordata > Elasmobranchii > Orectolobiformes > Hemiscylliidae > Chiloscyllium > Chiloscyllium punctatum

Chiloscyllium punctatum (Brown spotted cat shark; Brown-banded bamboo shark; Brownbanded bambooshark; Brown-banded catshark; Brown-spotted catshark; Grey carpet shark; Grey carpetshark; Spotted catshark; Brown-spotted bambooshark)

Synonyms: Chiloscyllium margaritiferum; Chyloscyllium punctatum; Hemiscyllium punctatum; Hemiscyllium punctaturn
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Wikipedia Abstract

The brownbanded bamboo shark, Chiloscyllium punctatum, is a bamboo shark in the family Hemiscylliidae found in the Indo-West Pacific from Japan to northern Australia, between latitudes 34° N and 26° S, to depths of 85 metres (279 ft). Its length is up to 1.04 metres (41 in). While adults are overall brownish with faint suggestions of bands, the commonly seen juveniles are distinctly barred dark and pale. Classified as Near Threatened (NT) on the IUCN Red List Reproduction is oviparous. It is regularly bred in public aquaria, and is arguably the shark most suited to aquaria
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Shoalwater and Corio Bays Area Ramsar Site   Queensland, Australia


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


Indo-West Pacific: India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Viet Nam, China, Taiwan, Japan, Philippines, and northern Australia.;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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