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"The brownbanded bamboo shark is an extremely hardy species, with a slender body and a thick, elongate tail. While the adults are light brown and lack an obvious colour pattern, juveniles are distinctly marked with bold dark transverse bands and a few scattered spots. Like all bamboo sharks (Hemiscylliidae), the paired pectoral and pelvic fins are muscular and leg-like, ideal for clambering over reefs and into crevices." Also know as Brown-spotted catshark, grey carpet shark, spotted catshark. - Source: http://www.arkive.org/brownbanded-bamboo...
Found on coral reefs and on sandy and muddy substrates from the intertidal zone down to depths of up to 85 metres. - See more at: http://www.arkive.org/brownbanded-bamboo...
The very first creature we saw upon our shore entry for a night dive. Juvenile at about 20 cm in length. Depth of less than 2 m. Halo Anilao Dive Resort house reef, Batangas, Philippines
Spotted on Dec 27, 2012
Submitted on Feb 27, 2013
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