Chiloscyllium punctatum, Adult, Moreton Bay, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Two dorsal fins of almost similar size, small eye positioned above respiratory spiracle, 4 white-lined gill openings, and barbels. Juveniles are striped with light and dark bars or patches.
Max Size: 121 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 19.8-31.8°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Soft sediment
Threats: Exploitation, Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Near Threatened
Occurrence: Frequent (11% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (2 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: extract from RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland