A Bamboo walking shark 1

In this video a Bamboo shark (longtail carpet shark) Hemiscyllium halmahera near Ternate, the Maluku Islands, Indonesia, looks like walkingat the bottom of the sea.

Credit: Mark Erdmann / Wedaresort, wedaresort.com



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.

A Bamboo walking shark 2

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They are relatively small sharks, with the largest species reaching no more than 121 cm (48 in) in adult body length. They have elongated, cylindrical bodies, with short barbels and large spiracles. As their common name suggests, they have unusually long tails, which exceed the length of the rest of the body. They are sluggish fish, feeding off bottom dwelling invertebrates and smaller fish.



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