Also known as Banded Dogfish, Black-banded Cat Shark, Brown-banded Bamboo Shark, Cat Shark, Grey Catshark, Hasselt's Bamboo Shark, Longtail Carpet Shark, Ridge-back Bamboo Shark, White-spotted Bamboo Shark.
Found singly or in schools resting under rocks during the day dispersing at night to hunt for food in shallow waters over estuaries, coral and rocky reefs and in tide-pools.
They feed on invertebrates.
Juveniles are patterned but fade with age.
Length - 77cm
Depth - 5-100m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific
These sharks have barbels to sift through the sand for invertebrates, These sharks are quite common and harmless. Ref: https://www.fishbase.in/summary/Chiloscyllium-griseum.html