Scientific Name
Chiloscyllium punctatum  
Chiloscyllium punctatum點紋狗鯊
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Müller & Henle, 1838 Depth 1 - 30M
Chinese 點紋狗鯊 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 長尾鬚鯊科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F012 Hemiscylliidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 點紋斑竹鯊 
Max Length 104 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 狗沙、沙條、狗鮫、狗鯊(澎湖)、白狗鯊(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Off Jakarta [Batavia], Java, Indonesia 
Synonyms Chiloscyllium griseum, Chiloscyllium hasselti, Chiloscyllium indicum, Chiloscyllium margaritiferum, Chiloscyllium plagiosum, Chyloscyllium punctatum, Hemiscyllium punctatum, Hemiscyllium punctaturn, Scyliorhinus russellianus, Scyllium punctatum, Squalus russellianus   
Reference 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  Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 朱元鼎, 孟慶聞 等編 2001 Chen, W.K., P.C. Chen, K.M. Liu, etc. 2007 
Specimen List ASIZP0057927. FRIP00241. FRIP20541.  
Common Name Spotted catshark; Brown spotted cat shark; Brown-banded bamboo shark; Brown-spotted catshark; Brownbanded bambooshark; Brown-banded catshark; Grey carpet shark 
Redlist Status NT IUCN Redlist: Lower Risk/near threatened(NT)  2003-04-30   
Characteristic Body elongated, tail moderately slender and compressed. Mouth well in front of eyes. Snout rounded anteriorly. No lateral ridge on trunk. Dorsal fins large and angular, somewhat larger than pelvic fins. Two dorsal fin with projecting free rear tips. Interdorsal space fairly short, slightly greater than 1st dorsal fin base. First dorsal origin over anterior halves of pelvic bases. Anal fin origin somewhat behind free rear tip of 1st dorsal fin. Colour light brown in adults, usually without a colour pattern, but young with dark transverse spots and usually a scattering of small blackish spots.
habitats This is a common inshore bottom shark usually found on coral reefs. Oviparous, with a maximum total length of about 104 cm. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific including India, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Viet Nam, China, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, Australia. 
Utility This species are regularly taken in inshore fisheries in Indian and Thailand, and utilized for human consumption.