Burmese bamboo shark
The Burmese bamboo shark, Chiloscyllium burmensis, is an extremely rare bamboo shark in the family
Family (biology)
In biological classification, family is* a taxonomic rank. Other well-known ranks are life, domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, genus, and species, with family fitting between order and genus. As for the other well-known ranks, there is the option of an immediately lower rank, indicated by the...

Hemiscylliidae is a family of sharks in the order Orectolobiformes, commonly known as longtail carpet sharks or bamboo sharks. They are found in shallow waters of the tropical Indo-Pacific....

. Only one single specimen is known to science. It was caught 1963 off the coast from Rangoon in Burma in a depth of 29 – 33 m. This holotype
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 is an adult male, 57 cm long and kept in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.

Features: No color pattern. Dorsal fin has straight rear margins.

Food: Small bony fish or invertebrates.

Reproduction is presumed to be oviparous (egg laying).
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