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Egg of brownbanded bambooshark

Egg of brownbanded bambooshark


LatinChiloscyllium punctatum
Size121 cm
FoodFish and large crustaceans
HabitatCoral reefs

Near threatened

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

LocationIndo-West Pacific

Egg from Brownbanded Bambooshark

Inside the egg you can see the shark fetus and yolk sac. The yolk sac is the lunch box for the shark fetus while it is in the egg. The egg hatch after 3 months.

Unusual mating

The bambooshark mates with each other, unlike most other fish. The female lays her egg capsules among seaweed and stones.