Bamboo Shark

(Chiloscylium sp.)

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Touch a Shark
IUCN Conservation Status
Vulnerable (VU)


This small tropical shark is commonly found on inshore coral reefs and over sandy and muddy bottom habitats ranging in depth from 0-279 feet (0-85 m). It is a generally solitary animal with small individuals hiding in crevices of the reefs, well camouflaged with their banding pattern.


Max size of up to 41 inches in total length

If it’s not enough to simply see sharks up close at Adventure Aquarium, you also have the rare opportunity to actually TOUCH and FEEL certain species in our Touch A Shark exhibit, including white spotted bamboo and brown banded bamboo sharks.

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