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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Hemiscylliidae Bamboo sharks

Genus: Chiloscyllium

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Chiloscyllium arabicum Gubanov, 1980

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chiloscyllium arabicum
[Arabian carpetshark]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 57.5 cm TL
Chiloscyllium burmensis Dingerkus & DeFino, 1983

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Chiloscyllium burmensis
[Burmese bamboo shark]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 67 cm TL
Chiloscyllium caeruleopunctatum Pellegrin, 1914

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Chiloscyllium caeruleopunctatum
[Bluespotted bambooshark]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 77 cm TL
Chiloscyllium griseum Müller & Henle, 1838

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Chiloscyllium griseum
[Grey bambooshark]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Chiloscyllium hasseltii Bleeker, 1852

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Chiloscyllium hasseltii
[Hasselt's bambooshark]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Chiloscyllium indicum (Gmelin, 1789)

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Chiloscyllium indicum
[Slender bambooshark]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 95 cm TL
Chiloscyllium plagiosum (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)

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Chiloscyllium plagiosum
[Whitespotted bambooshark]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 132 cm TL
Chiloscyllium punctatum Müller & Henle, 1838

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Chiloscyllium punctatum
[Brownbanded bambooshark]



8 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Chiloscyllium arabicum Arabian carpetshark Western Indian Ocean 80 TL 1980
Chiloscyllium burmensis Burmese bamboo shark Eastern Indian Ocean 57.5 TL 1983
Chiloscyllium caeruleopunctatum Bluespotted bambooshark Western Indian Ocean 67 TL 1914
Chiloscyllium griseum Grey bambooshark Indo-West Pacific 77 TL 1838
Chiloscyllium hasseltii Hasselt's bambooshark Indo-West Pacific 61 TL 1852
Chiloscyllium indicum Slender bambooshark Indo-West Pacific 65 TL 1789
Chiloscyllium plagiosum Whitespotted bambooshark Indo-West Pacific 95 TL 1830
Chiloscyllium punctatum Brownbanded bambooshark Indo-West Pacific 132 TL 1838



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