Whitespotted bambooshark

Characteristics

  • Usually occurs singly.
  • Feeds on fishes, cephalopods and crustaceans.
  • A study from Taiwan suggested that females and males mature at around 4.5 and 4.4 years respectively.
  • A local study showed that females and males mature around 5.5 years and 5.1 years respectively.
  • In Hong Kong, females are reproductively active from March to April, but males are reproductively active from December to January, which suggests females store sperm for later fertilization.

Description

  • Body pale brown with several vertical dark brown bars.
  • Scattered white dots throughout the body.
  • Body slender.
  • Pectoral and pelvic fins forward of dorsal fins.

Common Name: Whitespotted bambooshark

Family Common Name: Bamboo Sharks

Scientific Name: Chiloscyllium plagiosum___(Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)

Maximum Length: 83 cm (Total Length)