The slender bamboo shark is a species of bamboo shark living in the Indo-west Pacific.
Slender Bamboo Shark Scientific Classification
|Scientific Name||C. indicum|
On average, male slender bamboo sharks are 1.3-1.4 feet long, while females are 1.4 feet. Its body is slender, ending in an elongated precaudal tail.
Dorsally this shark is brown with dark spots and dashes all over its back, while ventrally, it is paler.
Where do they live
Map Of The Slender Bamboo Shark’s Habitat
This shark’s range is in the Indo-west Pacific, encompassing Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan.
They are demersal tropical but also live in brackish, freshwater, and marine, with a depth range from 0 to 295 feet.
Slender bamboo sharks live on a diet of benthic organisms and small fishes.
These sharks are oviparous, laying eggs in oval cases. The hatchlings are 5.1 inches long.
Interactions with humans
The IUCN classifies the slender bamboo shark as “Vulnerable” or “VU” due to the high fishing pressure in its range.