Burmese Bamboo Shark

About the Burmese Bamboo Shark


The Burmese bamboo shark is bottom dwelling tropical shark that is native to the Eastern Indian Ocean, off Rangoon and Burma.

This species is part of the Carpet and bamboo shark family.



The Burmese bamboo shark has a long body and elongated tail with a broadly rounded snout. The max length of a Burmese bamboo shark is about 57.5cm.



The young are produced by means of eggs that are hatched after they have been laid by the parent. During the development period inside the egg the embryos feed solely on yolk.



The Burmese bamboo shark feeds on small bony fishes near the bottom of the body of water.


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Scientific NameChiloscyllium burmensis
OrderCarpet Sharks - Orectolobiformes
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
Common Length57.5 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range29 - 33 m
DistributionEastern Indian Ocean