About Brownbanded Bamboo Sharks
These sharks grow to be about 3 feet long and are light brown with very faint banding. Juvenile sharks are marked with dark bands and scattered dark spots across the body.
The brownbanded bamboo shark can survive outside of the water for up to 12 hours because they often hunt in tide pools. Typically, they scour the bottom for food and suck in what they find in the sand. They do not have very large mouths and will spit out whatever is too large for them to digest.
Brownbanded Bamboo Sharks in the Wild
They live in coral reefs and tide pools.
This species is located in the Indo-West Pacific region and off the coast of New Guinea and Northern Australia.
They feed on crab, shrimp, and small fish.
They are listed as “near threatened” due to fishing for food, habitat destruction, and pollution.
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