Chiloscyllium caeruleopunctatum


Bluespotted bambooshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Orectolobiformes Hemiscylliidae

Reference of the original description
PELLEGRIN, J. (1914)
Sur une collection de poissons de Madagascar. Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France, 39: 221–234

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Chiloscyllium caeruleo-punctatum, Chiloscyllium caerulopunctatum

Chiloscyllium caeruleopunctatum
Holotype: MNHN: 1914-0009

Description :

Citation: Chiloscyllium caeruleopunctatum PELLEGRIN, 1914: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 01/2021

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Chiloscyllium caeruleopunctatum PELLEGRIN, 1914, © FAO,
Common names
spa Bamboa estrellada, fra \(T\) Requin-chabot à taches bleues, eng Bluespotted bambooshark, eng Bluespotted catshark

Short Description
Light brown dorsally, paler ventrally, with blue-white spots (Ref. 391).

Western Indian Ocean: confined to Madagascar. Previously synonymized with Chiloscyllium plagiosum but after comparisons have been made, this species was tentatively recognized as valid. Not in Compagno"quot;s 1999 checklist [529].

Human uses
fisheries: commercial

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
67.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [518])

demersal; marine

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