Burmese bamboo shark

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Burmese bamboo shark
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Hemiscylliidae
Genus: Chiloscyllium
Species: C. burmensis
Binomial name
Chiloscyllium burmensis
Dingerkus & DeFino, 1983
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Range of the Burmese bamboo shark (in blue)

The Burmese bamboo shark, Chiloscyllium burmensis, is an extremely rare bamboo shark in the family Hemiscylliidae. Only one single specimen is known to science. It was caught 1963 off the coast from Rangoon in Burma in a depth of 29 – 33 m. This holotype is an adult male, 57 cm long and kept in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.[1]

Features: No color pattern. Dorsal fin has straight rear margins.[2]

Food: Small bony fish or invertebrates.[3]

Reproduction is presumed to be oviparous (egg laying).

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  1. ^ Howe JC and Springer "VG Catalog of Type Specimens of Recent Fishes in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 5: Sharks (Chondrichthyes: Selachii)" SMITHSONIAN CONTRIBUTIONS TO ZOOLOGY Number 540, 1993
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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.