bamboo shark

noun

Definition of bamboo shark

:any of various small, slender carpet sharks (family Hemiscylliidae) native to the tropical western Pacific that have very long tails, two spineless dorsal fins, and large spiracles below the eyes
  • Most of the animals in the touch-pool area are bamboo sharks, beautifully striped and spotted reef-dwellers, common throughout the western Pacific.
  • —Pete ThomasLos Angeles Times6 Apr. 2004
  • The adult bamboo shark is a bottom feeder that grows to about 3 feet long. The zoo's three adults are fed shrimp, scallops and small pieces of fish.
  • —John SwitzerColumbus (Ohio) Dispatch20 Jan. 1995

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First Known Use of bamboo shark

1991


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