|Scientific Name:||Chiloscyllium burmensis|
|Species Authority:||Dingerkus & DeFino, 1983|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Only one specimen (the holotype) is known which is a 57 cm TL adult male. This genus of sharks needs to be revised in the region. Many of the characters used to distinguish the species vary remarkably intraspecifically. Thus more individuals of this species are required to confirm its validity.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Stevens, J.D., Valenti, S.V. & Fowler, S.L. (Shark Red List Authority)|
Only one specimen of Burmese Bambooshark (Chiloscyllium burmensis) is known (an adult male 57 cm total length). This genus of sharks needs to be revised in the region. Many of the characters used to distinguish the species vary remarkably intraspecifically. Thus, more individuals of this species are required to confirm its validity. As such it cannot be assessed beyond Data Deficient at present.
|Range Description:||Northeast Indian Ocean: Myanmar (Compagno 2001).|
Native:Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland))
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Indian Ocean – eastern
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|Population:||Only one known specimen, collected off Rangoon/Yangon (Compagno 2001).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Habitat and biology are virtually unknown. Eats small bony fish. The one known specimen is an adult male measuring 57 cm TL (Compagno 2001).|
|Major Threat(s):||Unknown, but presumably utilized in local fisheries (Compagno 2001). Myanmar has a demersal trawl fleet for shrimp and finfish (Flewwelling and Hosch 2006). This species would be vulnerable to this fishery and perhaps others in the area but no data are available. Little information is available on fisheries operating off Myanmar (Flewwelling and Hosch 2006).|
|Conservation Actions:||None in place.|
Compagno, L.J.V. 2001. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Volume 2. Bullhead, Mackerel and Carpet Sharks (Heterodontiformes, Lamniformes and Orectolobiformes). FAO, Rome.
Flewwelling, P. and Hosch, G. 2006.. review: Myanmar. In: In: Young, C. D. (ed.) (ed.), Review of the state of world marine capture fisheries management: Indian Ocean,, pp. 155-162.. FAO,, Rome.
IUCN. 2009. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2009.2). Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 3 November 2009).
|Citation:||White, W.T. 2009. Chiloscyllium burmensis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 May 2013.|
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