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Damselfish

Damselfish

The Cherry Anthias

The Cherry Anthias

Moroccan white seabream

Moroccan white seabream

Two-banded seabream

Two-banded seabream

Thicklip grey mullet

Thicklip grey mullet

Black sea cucumber

Black sea cucumber

Blackbelt hogfish

Blackbelt hogfish

Dusky grouper

Dusky grouper

Japanese pinecone fish

Japanese pinecone fish

Garpike

Garpike

Egg of brownbanded bambooshark

Egg of 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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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.