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Shark - Egg (Chiloscyllium sp.). PRE-ORDER to Collect in store or delivery to UK mainland for just £19.95! Order online by Tuesday 8pm and collect in-store or have it delivered the following Thursday.

Shark - Egg (Chiloscyllium sp.)

These elongated, slender carpet sharks have lobed fins and an asymmetrical caudal (tail) fin. The young ones are medium brown with darker brown banding, but that fades to a solid brown as they mature. They live between the shore and the reef on muddy sea floors, where they hunt at night using the sensitive barbels on their snouts to locate crabs, worms, and other small prey. Because they are so hardy, able to survive out of water for several hours at times, they are popular in aquariums..

Common Names

Common names in the English language include brownbanded bamboo shark, brown spotted cat shark, brown-banded bamboo shark, brown-banded catshark, brown-spotted catshark, grey carpet shark, and spotted catshark. Other common names are bamboa estriada (Spanish), bruinegebande bamboehaai (Dutch), brunbåndet bambushaj (Danish), cá Nhám trúc v?n (Vietnamese), chalarm Gob (Thai), chkuot (Khmer), chlarm (Khmer), gorbeh-kooseh-e-lakkedar (Persian), hiu bodoh (Malay), inu zame (Japanese), inuzame (Japanese), mangiwang peke (Makassarese), mungsing hiu (Malay), pating (Tagalog), requin-chabot bambou (French), yu bodoh (Malay), yu punai (Malay), yu tokeh (Malay), and yu toleh (Malay).

Danger to Humans

Considered harmless to humans, the brownbanded bamboo shark may nip divers if provoked.

Habitat

This small tropical shark is commonly found on inshore coral reefs and over sandy and muddy bottom habitats ranging in depth from 0-279 feet (0-85 m). It is a generally solitary animal with small individuals hiding in crevices of the reefs, well camouflaged with their banding pattern. As a nocturnal feeder, this shark becomes more active at night when it excavates the sediments in search of prey. An extremely hardy species, the brownbanded bamboo shark is also often observed in tide pools and can tolerate hypoxia for extended periods of time.


Distinctive Features
The brownbanded bamboo shark has a slender body with an elongated and thick precaudal tail. The mouth is located closer to the eyes than to the rounded tip of the snout. The spiracles are located below and behind the moderately large eyes. Both dorsal fins are approximately of equal size with the origin of the first dorsal fin located opposite the anterior halves of the pelvic fin bases or slightly anterior to the pelvic fin origins. The base of the first dorsal fin is longer than the second dorsal fin base. These spineless dorsal fins are larger than the pelvic fins and have concave posterior margins and elongated free rear tips. The interdorsal space is relatively short. The pectoral fins are straight with very broad tips. The origin of the anal fin is just posterior to the free rear tip of the second dorsal fin. It is long and low, located just posterior to the caudal fin. The caudal fin has a distinct subterminal notch, the ventral lobe is absent. The body lacks a lateral dermal ridge. Predorsal and interdorsal ridges are not prominent.

Size, Age & Growth
Adult males can reach sexual maturity at 27-30 inches (68-76 cm) in length, while females mature at 25 inches (63 cm) in length. The life expectancy of the brown banded bamboo shark is approximately 25 years.

Food Habits
The brownbanded bamboo shark feeds on benthic organisms and small fishes. One study in Australian waters found their diet to consist of crabs, polychaete worms, shrimps, and small fishes.

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  • Now it is time to remove the coral from bag/container and carefully place it in your tank somewhere near the bottom. Leave it there and raise it slowly over a period of days so as it can adjust to the different lighting on your tank.
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