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Grey bamboo shark

Grey bamboo shark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Hemiscylliidae
Genus: Chiloscyllium
Species: C. griseum
Binomial name
Chiloscyllium griseum
J. P. Müller & Henle, 1838
Range of the grey bamboo shark

Chiloscyllium indicum var. obscurum* Ogilby, 1888
Chiloscyllium obscurum* Gray, 1851
Scyliorhinus unicolor* Blainville, 1816

* ambiguous synonym

The grey bamboo shark, Chiloscyllium griseum, is a species of carpet shark in the family Hemiscylliidae, found in the Indo-West Pacific Oceans from the Arabian Sea to Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Japan, the Philippines, and Papua New Guinea, between latitudes 34° N and 10° S, and longitude 60° E and 150° E. Its length is up to 74 cm.[2][3]

Features: Adults are brown and have no coloration but the juveniles have transverse dark bands.[4]

Reproduction is Oviparous (egg laying).

Classified as Near Threatened (NT) on the IUCN Red List[5]

See also


  1. ^ Lisney, T.J. and R.D. Cavanagh (2003). Chiloscyllium griseum. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved January 11, 2009.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2010). "Chiloscyllium griseum in FishBase. January 2010 version.
  3. ^ Compagno, L.J.V., M. Dando and S. Fowler (2005). Sharks of the World. Princeton University Press.  
  4. ^ Compagno, Leonard. "Sharks of the world." Shark Research Center Iziko-Museums of Cape Town. NO. 1. Vol 2. Cape Town South Africa: FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS, 2002. Pg 169
  5. ^ unknown, . "Chiloscyllium punctatum." International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. N.p., 2010. Web. 15 April 2010.
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