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Scalloped hammerhead

Scalloped hammerhead

Blacktip reef shark

Blacktip reef shark

Whitespotted wedgefish

Whitespotted wedgefish

Ocellated eagle ray

Ocellated eagle ray

Flapnose ray

Flapnose ray

Whitetail stingray

Whitetail stingray

Round ribbontail ray

Round ribbontail ray

Leopard whipray

Leopard whipray

Whitespotted surgeonfish

Whitespotted surgeonfish

Giant grouper

Giant grouper

Atlantic Goliath Grouper

Atlantic Goliath Grouper

Bowmouth guitarfish

Bowmouth guitarfish

Giant moray

Giant moray

Emperor red snapper

Emperor red snapper

Zebra shark

Zebra shark

Spotted wobbegong

Spotted wobbegong

Brownbanded bambooshark

Brownbanded bambooshark

Epaulette shark

Epaulette shark

Longspined porcupinefish

Longspined porcupinefish

Golden trevally

Golden trevally

Blackside hawkfish

Blackside hawkfish

Sunburst butterflyfish

Sunburst butterflyfish

Eyestripe surgeonfish

Eyestripe surgeonfish

Green moray

Green moray

Common blue-strips snapper

Common blue-strips snapper

Redbelly yellowtail fusilier

Redbelly yellowtail fusilier

Raccoon butterflyfish

Raccoon butterflyfish

Emperor red snapper

Emperor red snapper

Orbicular batfish

Orbicular batfish

Bignose unicornfish

Bignose unicornfish

Humphead wrasse

Humphead wrasse

Yellowbar angelfish

Yellowbar angelfish

King angelfish

King angelfish

Bluespine unicornfish

Bluespine unicornfish

Snubnose pompano

Snubnose pompano

Bluestreak cleaner wrasse

Bluestreak cleaner wrasse

Dark-banded fusilier

Dark-banded fusilier

Potato grouper

Potato grouper

Great barracuda

Great barracuda

Indo-pacific tarpon

Indo-pacific tarpon

Brownbanded bambooshark

Brownbanded bambooshark

Facts

LatinChiloscyllium punctatum
Size121 cm
FoodFish and large crustaceans
HabitatCoral reefs
IUCN

Near threatened

Near threatened. The biggest threat is overfishing and destruction of the shark's habitat

LocationIndo-West Pacific
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Looks like a snake

The brownbanded bamboo shark lives among the small creatures found on the sandy seabed. When it hunts, it uses its flat pectoral fins and narrow tail to slither along the seabed like a snake.

Puts its brain on standby

The brownbanded bamboo shark likes to hunt in tide pools where the water can be extremely low in oxygen. The shark can lower its oxygen consumption by temporarily shutting down certain functions in the brain. This allows it to survive in water with very little oxygen.


A shipwreck

Asian coral reef

Seadragons

The small mouths

The pier

Coral reef

Fish nursery

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