IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category Year Assessed
Near Threatened Red List Criteria Version
White, W.T. Reviewer/s
Stevens, J.D., Valenti, S.V. & Fowler, S.L. (Shark Red List Authority) Contributor/s Justification
The Indonesian Bambooshark (Chiloscyllium hasselti
) is a small, inshore, benthic shark known from Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Borneo and Vietnam. The reproductive and population biology of this species are poorly known. No specific data are available on catches or population trends, but it is regularly taken in fisheries throughout its range, and is likely to be threatened by population decline resulting from overfishing, destructive fishing practices and habitat modification, including the damage and destruction of coral reefs. Such threats are likely to increase in the future. As a result of these combined factors, this species is assessed as Near Threatened based on inferred continuing population declines approaching 30% in three generations (possibly ~27 years). There is a need for survey and appraisal of population trends and catch in fisheries.