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Brownbanded Bamboo Shark

BAD Fish

Scientific Name Chiloscyllium punctatum

Other Name(s) Black Banded Cat Shark

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Brownbanded Bamboo Shark

BAD Fish
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Alternating light and dark bands in the white/tan and brown/black ranges. Bands fade away with maturity and body becomes brown. Though this captive-bred bamboo shark is sometimes available in the 5″ – 15″ range, their maximum size at adulthood (3.5 ft.), x-large tank and specialized care requirements makes them suitable only for public display aquariums.