Family Hemiscylliidae - Bamboo sharks
  Order
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  Class
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Elasmobranchii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 2 | Species : 17 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
:
upper   Jurassic    
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
:
Tropical western Pacific from Madagascar in the west to Japan, the Philippines and the Australian region in the East. Two dorsal fins without spines. Anal fin present. Five gill slits. Mouth ventral. Fourth and fifth gill opening behind origin of pectoral fin. Small, slender sharks (max 1 m) with nasal grooves, short barbels, large spiracles below eyes. Nearly cylindrical in cross-section. Precaudal tail longer than head and body length. Inshore bottom sharks of continental waters. Young hatch from round egg cases. Food probably includes small bottom fishes and invertebrates. Relatively sluggish and harmless, spending most of their time resting on the bottom. Used as foodfishes (Ref. 9710).
  Etymology
:
Greek, Hemi = half + Greek, skylla, -es = a shark ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
nonguarders
  Typical activity level
:
  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]
Glossary
[ e.g. cephalopods]


Species/Synonymy list for the family Hemiscylliidae as currently in FishBase

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In the column CofF, the digit indicates the status of synchronization with CofF: 0: Not checked; 1: Same status;   2: Different status;   3: Other combination;   4: Synonym in CofF;   5: Species/Subspecies issue;   6: Synonym of another species in CofF;   7: Not in CofF;   8: Should not be in CofF. The CofF version currently used is the one published on 23-07-2014 (Ref. 97102).

The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Hemiscyllium ocellatum (Bonnaterre, 1788)
acceptedseniornew
Squalus ocellatus Bonnaterre, 1788
synonymseniororiginal2
Squalus oculatus Banks & Solander, 1827
synonymjuniororiginal2
Hemiscyllium freycineti (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
acceptedseniornew
Scyllium freycineti Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
! Chiloscyllium malaianum (Lesson, 1831)
synonymjuniornew
! Scyllium malaisianus Lesson, 1831
synonymjuniororiginal
Hemiscyllium trispeculare Richardson, 1843
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Hemiscyllium strahani Whitley, 1967
acceptedseniororiginal2
Hemiscyllium galei Allen & Erdmann, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal2
Hemiscyllium henryi Allen & Erdmann, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal2
Hemiscyllium michaeli Allen & Dudgeon, 2010
acceptedseniororiginal2
Hemiscyllium halmahera Allen & Erdmann, 2013
acceptedseniororiginal2
Chiloscyllium plagiosum (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)
acceptedseniornew
Scyllium plagiosum Anonymous [Bennett], 1830
synonymseniororiginal2
Chiloscyllium indicum var. plagiosa (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)
synonymseniornew
Chiloscyllium indicum var. plagiosum (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)
synonymseniornew
Hemiscyllium plagiosum (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)
synonymseniornew
Scyllium ornatum Gray, 1830
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniornew
ambiguousquestionableoriginal2
ambiguousquestionableoriginal2
Chiloscyllium indicum (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Chiloscyllium griseum (non Müller & Henle, 1838)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Chiloscyllium punctatum (non Müller & Henle, 1838)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Chiloscyllium hasselti (non Bleeker, 1852)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Chilloscyllium margaritiferum (non Bleeker, 1863)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Chiloscyllium indicum (Gmelin, 1789)
acceptedseniornew
Squalus indicus Gmelin, 1789
synonymseniororiginal2
! Chilosycylum indicum (Gmelin, 1789)
synonymseniornew
! Chyloscyllium indicum (Gmelin, 1789)
synonymseniornew
Squalus colax Meuschen, 1781
synonymotheroriginal2
Chiloscyllium colax (Meuschen, 1781)
synonymothernew
Hemiscyllium colax (Meuschen, 1781)
synonymjuniornew
Squalus tuberculatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal2
Chiloscyllium tuberculatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
synonymjuniornew
Scyliorhinus tuberculatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
Squalus dentatus Blainville, 1816
ambiguousquestionableoriginal2
Scyliorhinus dentatus (Blainville, 1816)
ambiguousquestionablenew
Squalus variegatus Blainville, 1816
ambiguousquestionableoriginal2
Scyliorhinus variegatus (Blainville, 1816)
ambiguousquestionablenew
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniorchange in rank
Squalus caudatus Gronow, 1854
synonymjuniororiginal2
Chiloscyllium plagiosum (non Anon., 1830)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Chiloscyllium griseum Müller & Henle, 1838
acceptedseniororiginal2
Hemiscyllium griseum (Müller & Henle, 1838)
synonymseniornew
Hemiscyllium griseus (Müller & Henle, 1838)
synonymseniornew
Scyllium griseum (Müller & Henle, 1838)
synonymseniornew
! Chiloscyllium grisium Müller & Henle, 1838
synonymseniororiginal
! Chyloscyllium griseum Müller & Henle, 1838
synonymseniororiginal
! Hemiscyllium griseurm (Müller & Henle, 1838)
synonymseniornew
! Squalis unicolor Blainville, 1816
synonymotheroriginal2
Scyliorhinus unicolor (Blainville, 1816)
synonymothernew
Squalus unicolor Blainville, 1816
synonymotheroriginal
ambiguousquestionableoriginal2
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Chiloscyllium plagiosum (non Anon., 1830)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Chiloscyllium punctatum (non Müller & Henle, 1838)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Chiloscyllium hasselti (non Bleeker, 1852)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Chiloscyllium punctatum Müller & Henle, 1838
acceptedseniororiginal2
Scyllium punctatum Kuhl & van Hasselt, 1823
ambiguousotheroriginal
Hemiscyllium punctatum (Müller & Henle, 1838)
synonymseniornew
! Chyloscyllium punctatum Müller & Henle, 1838
synonymseniororiginal
! Hemiscyllium punctaturn (Müller & Henle, 1838)
synonymseniornew
Squalus russellianus Blainville, 1816
ambiguousquestionableoriginal2
Scyliorhinus russellianus Blainville, 1816
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
synonymjuniororiginal1
Chiloscyllium plagiosum (non Anon., 1830)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Chiloscyllium griseum (non Müller & Henle, 1838)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Chiloscyllium hasselti (non Bleeker, 1852)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Chiloscyllium indicum (non Gmelin, 1879)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Chiloscyllium hasselti Bleeker, 1852
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal2
Chiloscyllium plagiosum (non Anon., 1830)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Chiloscyllium griseum (non Müller & Henle, 1838)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Chiloscyllium punctatum (non Müller & Henle, 1838)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal2
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal2
Chiloscyllium confusum Dingerkus & DeFino, 1983
synonymjuniororiginal2
Chiloscyllium burmensis Dingerkus & DeFino, 1983
acceptedseniororiginal2
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