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Chiloscyllium plagiosum (Bennett, 1830)
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Chondrichthyes  
 Order Orectolobiformes  
 Family Hemiscylliidae  
 Genus Chiloscyllium  
  Chiloscyllium plagiosum    (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830) 
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Synonyms: Chilloscyllium margaritiferum Chiloscyllium caeruleopunctatum Chiloscyllium grisium Chiloscyllium indicum magaritifera Chiloscyllium indicum obscura Chiloscyllium indicum plagiosa Chiloscyllium indicum plagiosum Chiloscyllium obscurum Chiloscyllium plagiosum interruptum Hemiscyllium griseum Hemiscyllium griseurm details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); 中國動物誌-圓口綱及軟骨魚綱(朱等, 2001); FAO Species Catalogue, Vol.4 Sharks of the world
Character: Body fairly stout. Mouth well in front of eyes. A lateral ridge present on each side of trunk. Dorsal fins usually shorter and more elevated, length of 1st dorsal fin base 3/5~4/5 its distance from 2nd dorsal fin. Dorsals without projecting free rear tips. First dorsal origin over or behind pelvic fin bases. A prominent colour pattern of numerous white spots on a dark brown background, with darker brown or blackish transverse bands. 
Habitat: This is a common but little-known inshore bottom shark species. Oviparous, with a maximum total length of about 95 cm. 
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific including India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Viet Nam, China, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines. 
Utility: This species are regularly taken in inshore fisheries in India, Thailand, China, Taiwan, and utilized fro human consumption. 
Name Code: 383132
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Chiloscyllium plagiosum (Anonymous [Bennett] , 1830)

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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Orectolobiformes (Carpet sharks) > Hemiscylliidae (Bamboo sharks)
Etymology: Chiloscyllium: Greek, cheilos = lip + Greek, skylla = a kind of shark (Ref. 45335 ) .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 106604 ).   Tropical; 35°N - 10°S, 42°E - 135°E

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Indo-West Pacific: India and Maldives east to Papua New Guinea north to Japan, south to Indonesia. Reported from Korea (Ref. 45255 ).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ? , range 50 - 63 cm
Max length : 83.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43278 ); 95.0 cm TL (female); max. reported age: 25 years (Ref. 72467 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal spines : 0; Anal soft rays : 0. Genus: Nostrils subterminal on snout; pre-oral snout long, mouth closer to eyes than snout tip; eyes and supraorbital ridges hardly elevated; no black hood on head or large spot or spots on sides of body above pectoral fins (Ref. 43278 ). Caudal fin with a pronounced subterminal notch but without a ventral lobe (Ref. 13575 ). Genus: Nostrils subterminal on snout; pre-oral snout long, mouth closer to eyes than snout tip; eyes and supraorbital ridges hardly elevated; no black hood on head or large spot or spots on sides of body above pectoral fins (Ref. 43278 ). Caudal fin with a pronounced subterminal notch but without a ventral lobe (Ref. 13575 ). Species: Young and adults with transverse dark bands and numerous white or bluish spots (Ref. 13575 , 43278 ). Body with lateral dermal ridges (Ref. 43278 , 13575 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A common but little-known inshore bottom shark (Ref. 247 ); found on rocks and coral reefs (Ref. 90102 ). Feeds on bony fishes and crustaceans (Ref. 43278 ). Oviparous (Ref. 43278 , 50449 ). Utilized for human consumption (Ref. 247 ) and used in Chinese medicine (Ref. 12166 ). Caught by multiple hook and line and trawl (Ref. 47736 ). Caught rarely by demersal gillnet fisheries operating inshore (Ref.58048).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449 ). Hatches at 10-13 cm TL. In Taiwan, hatching occurs in June to August (Ref.58048).

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Compagno, L.J.V. , 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 1 - Hexanchiformes to Lamniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/1):1-249. Rome, FAO. (Ref. 247 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Near Threatened (NT)  ; Date assessed: 31 January 2006

CITES (Ref. 118484 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans


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Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 25.3 - 29.1, mean 28.7 (based on 1458 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00355 (0.00155 - 0.00810), b=3.14 (2.93 - 3.35), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  4.0   ±0.67 se; Based on food items. Generation time: 6.1 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median LN(3)/K based on 2 growth studies. Resilience (Ref. 120179 ):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec assumed to be <100). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Unknown .

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