Brown-banded Bamboo Shark (Chiloscyllium punctatum)

Also known as Banded Bamboo Shark, Banded Cat Shark, Black-banded Bamboo Shark, Black-banded Cat Shark, Brown-banded Cat Shark, Brown-spotted Bamboo Shark, Brown-spotted Cat Shark, Cat Shark, Grey Bamboo Shark, Grey Carpet Shark, Hasselt's Bamboo Shark, Longtail Carpet Shark, Slender Bamboo Shark, Spotted Cat Shark, White-spotted Bamboo Shark

Description

Also known as Banded Bamboo Shark, Banded Cat Shark, Black-banded Bamboo Shark, Black-banded Cat Shark, Brown-banded Cat Shark, Brown-spotted Bamboo Shark, Brown-spotted Cat Shark, Cat Shark, Grey Bamboo Shark, Grey Carpet Shark, Hasselt's Bamboo Shark, Longtail Carpet Shark, Slender Bamboo Shark, Spotted Cat Shark, White-spotted Bamboo Shark.

Found singly or in schools often resting under rocks during the day, dispersing at night to hunt for food over shallow waters of estuaries, coral and rocky reefs and in tide pools.
They feed on small fish and invertebrates.
Juveniles are patterned but fade with age.
Length - 130cm
Depth - 0-85m
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.se/summary/5903

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