White-spotted Bamboo Shark Eggs

Where in the world?

Shallow water and coral reefs of the Indian Ocean and West Pacific ocean.


Animal Facts:

Bamboo sharks are oviparous, which mean they lay eggs that hatch after they leave the mother’s body. The eggs are approximately 5 inches long and hatch after 14 or 15 weeks.

The young hatch out at approximately 6 inches in length.

Did you know?

Juvenile sharks need more nutrients than adult sharks, including carbon. White-spotted Bamboo Sharks are benthic predators, meaning they hunt on the seafloor, where there are many more carbon sources available than in the open ocean.

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Posted on

November 13, 2018