Brown-banded Bamboo Shark Chiloscyllium punctatum

Brown-banded Bamboo Shark
Brown-banded Bamboo Shark
Brown-banded Bamboo Shark
The Brown-banded Bamboo Shark is native to coral reefs and coastal pools of the western Pacific Ocean.
Brown-banded Bamboo Shark
Brown-banded Bamboo Shark
Brown-banded Bamboo Shark
Juveniles are dark brown and white banded. Adults are plainish brown with shadow brown bands. They are mainly nocturnal and lay brown rectangular egg pouches.
Brown-banded Bamboo Shark
Brown-banded Bamboo Shark
Brown-banded Bamboo Shark
They grow to about a metre long. They are not aggresssive and not dangerous to humans. They are threatened by habitat loss, pollution and fishing.