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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Hemiscylliidae Bamboo sharks

Genus: Chiloscyllium

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Chiloscyllium arabicum Arabian carpetshark Western Indian Ocean 80 TL 1980
Chiloscyllium burmensis Burmese bamboo shark Eastern Indian Ocean 57.5 TL 1983
Chiloscyllium caeruleopunctatum Bluespotted bambooshark Western Indian Ocean 67 TL 1914
Chiloscyllium griseum Grey bambooshark Indo-West Pacific 77 TL 1838
Chiloscyllium hasseltii Hasselt's bambooshark Indo-West Pacific 61 TL 1852
Chiloscyllium indicum Slender bambooshark Indo-West Pacific 65 TL 1789
Chiloscyllium plagiosum Whitespotted bambooshark Indo-West Pacific 95 TL 1830
Chiloscyllium punctatum Brownbanded bambooshark Indo-West Pacific 132 TL 1838



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