Chiloscyllium hasseltii


Hasselt's bambooshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Orectolobiformes Hemiscylliidae

Reference of the original description
BLEEKER, P. (1852)
Bijdrage tot de kennis der Plagiostomen van den Indischen Archipel. Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wettenschappen, 24 (art. 12): 1–92, Pls. 1–4

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Chiloscyllium dolganovi, Chiloscyllium hasselti

Chiloscyllium hasseltii
Lectotype: BMNH: 1867.11.28.196 Paralectotype: RMNH: 7408
Chiloscyllium dolganovi
Holotype: ZIN: 46984;

Description :

Citation: Chiloscyllium hasseltii BLEEKER, 1852: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 06/2019

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Chiloscyllium hasseltii BLEEKER, 1852, © Chris Avila, Toronto Bentic Sharks, Canadian Marine Aquaculture, Toronto
Common names
eng Hasselt's bambooshark, eng Indonesian bamboo shark

Short Description
Caudal fin with a pronounced subterminal notch but without a ventral lobe [16823]. Juveniles with dark grey-brown bands outlined in black, adults uniform medium- to dark-brown color, the black edgings being the last parts of the color pattern to disappear [16823].

Indo-West Pacific: Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Source:

Human uses
fisheries: commercial

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086]. A common inshore bottom-dweller. Feeds on invertebrates.

Size / Weight / Age
60.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [16823])

demersal; marine; depth range 12 - 12 m [531]

shark-references Species-ID=1392;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Carpobothrium eleanorae KOONTZ & CAIRA, 2016 [24440]
  • Orectolobicestus randyi RUHNKE, CAIRA & CARPENTER, 2006 [7406]
  • Yorkeria garneri CAIRA, JENSEN & RAJAN, 2007 [7616]