Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Oviparous (Ref. 50449).
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Distribution

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's 1999 checklist (Ref. 35766).
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

67.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 247))
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Diagnostic Description

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

Habitat

Environment

demersal; marine
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449). Distinct pairing with embrace (Ref. 205).
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: commercial
  • Bauchot, M.-L. and G. Bianchi 1984 Fiches FAO d'identification des espèces pour les besoins de la pêche. Guide des poissons commerciaux de Madagascar (espèces marines et d'eaux saumâtres). A vec le support du Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement (Project RAF/79/065). Rome, FAO, 135 p.   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=9391 External link.
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Wikipedia

Bluespotted bamboo shark

The bluespotted bamboo shark, Chiloscyllium caerulopunctatum, is a bamboo shark in the family Hemiscylliidae found around Madagascar, between latitudes 10°N and 26°S. Its length is up to 67 cm.

Reproduction is oviparous.

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