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Scientific Name:Chiloscyllium plagiosum

Common Names:Bamboo Shark, Whitespotted Bamboo Shark

A common but little-known inshore bottom shark; found on rocks and coral reefs. Feeds on bony fishes and crustaceans. Oviparous. Utilized for human consumption and used in Chinese medicine. Caught by multiple hook and line and trawl. Caught rarely by demersal gillnet fisheries operating inshore.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 33 "
Recommended Tank: 250 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

The Bamboo Shark requires a varied diet of meaty foods such as small pieces of fish, squid, shrimp and live goldfish. Feed in small amounts several times per day.

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Scientific Name:Chiloscyllium punctatum

Common Names:Banded Cat Shark,

A common inshore bottom shark found on coral reefs, often in tide pools. Probably feeds on bottom invertebrates and small fish. Oviparous. Can survive up to 12 hours out of water. Gills sometimes infested by larval isopods (Praniza-larva of isopod Gnathia). Utilized as food; for its meat and fins. Caught frequently by demersal gillnet, longline and trawl fisheries operating in insular and continental shelf waters.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 40 "
Recommended Tank: 220 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

In the aquarium when introduced first offer pieces of cleaned squid or live saltwater feeder shrimp. Its diet should include large chunks of meaty foods. This diet should include krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. Feeding Banded Cat Shark quality foods such as whole cockle in the shell, fresh shrimp and squid and frozen mussel are ideal.

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Scientific Name:Atelomycterus marmoratus

Common Names:Coral Cat Shark,

A common but little-known inshore shark found on coral reefs and though to inhabit crevices and holes on reefs. Oviparous. Caught occasionally by various fisheries operating over coral reefs and probably adversely affected by dynamite fishing. Utilized fresh and dried-salted for food or processed for fishmeal and oil.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 27 "
Recommended Tank: 180 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

The Coral Cat Shark prefers to eat prepared meaty foods such as fresh or frozen silver sides, clams, shrimp, clam, mussel and pieces of fish flesh.

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Scientific Name:Hemiscyllium ocellatum

Common Names:Epaulette Shark,

Commonly found in shallow water of coral reefs. Often in tide pools. Feeds mainly on benthic invertebrates. Oviparous. Squirms when captured but cannot readily escape. Survives well in aquariums. Has the ability to survive low oxygen conditions by switching of non-essential brain functions; apparently an adaption for hunting in tide-pools with low oxygen.

Origin: Australia, Papua New Guinea
Max Size: 42 "
Recommended Tank: 220 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

To entice the Epaulette Shark to eat, offer small pieces of cleaned squid or live saltwater feeder shrimp when introduce first introduce into the aquarium. With time, feed shrimp, scallops or pieces of fresh marine fish. It also prefers to eat krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel.

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Scientific Name:Mustelus californicus

Common Names:Grey Smoothhound Shark,

A common inshore and offshore shark found on the continental shelves, and entering shallow muddy bays. Feeds mostly on crabs, including cancrids and grapsids, ghost shrimp, innkeeper (echiuroid) worms (Urechis), and small fish (herring and midshipmen, Porichthys). Viviparous (with a yolk-sac placenta), with 2 to 5 young in a litter. Utilized for human consumption.

Origin: Eastern Pacific 
Max Size: 45 "
Recommended Tank: 250 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

The Grey Smoothhound Shark is carnivorous and happily feed on benthic invertebrates. In the aquarium, it will readily accept raw marine seafoods such as shrimp, small fish, chopped fish, clams, scallops, squid, mollusks or other similar uncooked marine meaty foods.

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Scientific Name:Heterodontus francisci

Common Names:Horn Shark,

Sluggish, nocturnal, and mostly solitary species. Inhabit rocky bottoms, kelp beds, sandy draws between rocks, on sand flats, deep crevices and small caves and also large underwater caverns. Adults tend to return to the same resting place every day. Feed on benthic invertebrates, especially sea urchins, crabs and probably abalone, also fishes. Oviparous. May bite back when harassed. Has broad muscular paired fins used as limbs for clambering on the bottom. Catch reduced to fish meal; fin spines used in production of jewels.

Origin: Eastern Pacific, Mexico
Max Size: 48 "
Recommended Tank: 300 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

To entice the Horn Shark to eat, offer small pieces of cleaned squid or live saltwater feeder shrimp when introduce first introduce into the aquarium. With time, feed shrimp, scallops or pieces of fresh marine fish. Once eating well, it will eat virtually any crustacean or mollusk in the aquarium.

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Scientific Name:Heterodontus portusjacksoni

Common Names:Port Jackson Shark, Bullhead Shark, Horn Shark

A common shark of the continental shelves, from close inshore at the intertidal zone to 275 m. Segregates by sex and maturity stage. Nocturnal, hides in caves and rocky gullies during the day. Feeds on benthic invertebrates, primarily echinoderms. Oviparous. Eggs with spiral flanges but lack tendrils. Undergoes yearly migrations to spawning sites during breeding season. Considered harmless to people, but can deliver a painful nip when provoked.

Origin: Australia 
Max Size: 65 "
Recommended Tank: 500 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

The Port Jackson Shark prefers to eat live saltwater feeder shrimp or fresh meaty marine items like squid and mussels 4-5 times per day. Once acclimated, it will readily accept a variety of meaty marine foods like shrimp, mussel, squid, clams, silver sides and other similar fare.

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Scientific Name:Chiloscyllium sp

Common Names:Shark Egg,

A common inshore bottom shark. Often found in estuaries. Probably feeds mainly on invertebrates. Oviparous. Utilized as a food fish.

Origin: Indo-Pacific 
Max Size: 40 "
Recommended Tank: 220 gallons
Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore

To entice the Shark Egg to eat offer small pieces of cleaned squid or live saltwater feeder shrimp when introduce first into the aquarium. With time, accept shrimp, scallops or pieces of fresh marine fish.

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