Facts about Burmese Bamboo Sharks, "Scientific name for Burmese Bamboo Shark is Chiloscyllium burmensis". The Burmese bamboo shark is a rare kind of fish that in tropical waters of Burma located in Southeast Asia. The Burmese Bamboo Shark belongs to Hemiscylliidae family, a group also known as Bamboo Sharks or Long-tailed Carpet-sharks.
Physical Description of Burmese Bamboo Sharks
Burmese bamboo Shark has a long, cigar-shaped body and has a remarkably long tail which a bit longer than its entire body.
This type of shark owns a long distinctive snout. Burmese Bamboo Sharks pectoral and pelvic fins are kind of thin and are not very muscular. There is no distinct color pattern associated with this species of shark.
The Burmese Bamboo Shark has large spiracles – these are openings that are placed just behind eyes. The spiracles are modified gill slits that will allow the Burmese Bamboo Shark to take in more oxygenated water; this helps the organism to breathe well when it is resting at the bottom of the sea.
They also have many “cirri” on top of their heads. These small, fleshy skin flaps help the Burmese Bamboo Shark to camouflage.
Habitat of Burmese Bamboo Sharks
Burmese Bamboo Shark is majorly found in the Northeastern part of Indian Ocean. It has been observed at depths close to 110 ft (33.52 meters). The Burmese Bamboo Shark are not a very active species and will prefer to rest on the sea floor, which includes burying themselves under the sand as they are equipped to breathe easily in such circumstances.
Social Character of Burmese Bamboo Sharks
The social behavior of the Burmese Bamboo Shark species has not been researched well, however, a known speculation is that they are a solitary fish and doesn’t typically socialize with one another or hang around in large groups.
Feeding Behavior of Burmese Bamboo Sharks
In regards to the breed’s small sized body, it doesn’t consume much. The Burmese Bamboo Shark will only hunt small prey and are thought to feed mainly on invertebrates and small bony fish.
Burmese Bamboo Sharks are calm and are considered to be harmless creatures.
There are over 400 types of sharks, Sharks have the most powerful jaws on on earth. Burmese Bamboo Sharks jaws, both the upper and lower jaws move. Burmese Bamboo Sharks skin is made of denticles instead of scales like other fish. The denticles are constructed like hard, sharp teeth (tooth-like projection) and this helps to protect the Burmese Bamboo Shark from being injury. The Burmese Bamboo Shark is carnivores, meaning: an animal that feeds on flesh (Meat). "Scientific name for Shark Selachimorpha"
"Fear of Sharks Selachophobia".