Hasselt's bamboo shark

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Hasselt's bamboo shark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Hemiscylliidae
Genus: Chiloscyllium
Species: C. hasseltii
Binomial name
Chiloscyllium hasseltii
Bleeker, 1852
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Hasselt's bamboo shark, Chiloscyllium hasseltii, is a bamboo shark in the family Hemiscylliidae found around Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, between latitudes 23° N and 10° N, and longitude 91° E and 133° E; residing inshore. Its length is up to 60 cm.

Features: Much like Chioscyllium punctatum adults usually have not color patterns yet the juveniles have transverse dark bands with black edging.[2]

Reproduction: These sharks are Oviparous. The eggs will attach to benthic marine plants and hatch in December. Their average size at hatching is 94 to 120 mm.[2]

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  1. ^ White, W.T. (2008). "Chiloscyllium hasseltii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 
  2. ^ a b 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 172.