Bamboo shark “Pating” at Manila Ocean Park

Bamboo shark

Range: Indo West-Pacific, including the Philippines
Habitat: coral reefs
Max length: 83 cm

Diet: feeds on invertebrates that they find along the ocean floor
Reproduction: Whitespotted bamboo sharks are oviparous (they lay eggs). The egg has an approximate length of 5 inch & hatch after 14 or 15 weeks. Juveniles hatch out at approximately 6 inch in length. According to some research a female bamboo shark can hatch eggs without any apparent fertilization. This appears to be the first reported example of parthogenesis in this species.

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