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Brown banded bamboo shark

Chiloscyllium punctatum

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Species Type:

Sharks & Rays, Fishes

Common Name(s):

Brown banded bamboo shark


Brown banded bamboo sharks can grow to about 3.5 feet (1.10 meters) and can weigh up to 132 pounds (59.9 kilograms).


Living in shallow tide pools, brown banded bamboo sharks eat small benthic organisms, or organisms that live on the sea floor. This includes: worms, crustaceans, and echinoderms.

Range & Habitat:

The brown banded bamboo shark inhabits the shallow waters and tidal pools of the Indo-West Pacific Ocean along the coasts of India, China, New Guinea and the Philippines.


Brown banded bamboo shark