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Arabian Bamboo Shark (Chiloscyllium arabicum) are listed as near threatened on the IUCN red list.

They have a round snout with a low jaw ideal for feeding off the reef floor. The dorsal fins are spineless and equal-sized and they have a long tail. These features allow flexibility around the reef and to hide effectively from potential predators. These like many sharks have five pairs of gill slits. However carpet sharks like many bottom feeders have advanced spiracles located below the silvery eyes.



What do they eat?

Fish and Invertebrates


up to 78cm

Water Type

Salt Water, shallow coral reefs

Where are we?

From the Persian Gulf to India

Arabian Bamboo Shark

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