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fishfreak2009
03/09/2017, 12:39 PM
This shark is currently on my local craigslist. They have it listed as a nerf shark. I'm assuming the seller means nurse shark. To me though it looks more like an adult bamboo. What do you all think?

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TNTtropical
03/21/2017, 12:46 PM
That is a grey bamboo shark

CODE3EMT
03/21/2017, 03:03 PM
Agreed Gray Bamboo....Nurse sharks look like they are painted with beach sand with a matt/dull finish. This guy has more of a metallic look.

Sharkkeeper
03/21/2017, 06:47 PM
agreed ^

alprazo
03/24/2017, 07:29 PM
You have to ignore stripes and banding when differentiating C griseum (gray bamboo) and C punctatum (brown banded bamboo)

The posterior aspect of the first dorsal fin gives it away and in this shark, it more closely resembles that of C. punctatum.

Brown banded bamboo http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Images/Image/ChiloscylliumPunctatumCSIRO.jpg

Gray bamboo
http://www.fishbase.org/tools/UploadPhoto/uploads/c-griseum01.jpg

Here is a link comparing both.https://www.kahaku.go.jp/research/db/zoology/Fishes_of_Andaman_Sea/contents/hemiscylliidae/top.html

IMO that is a Brown Banded Bamboo

Moto_fish
04/01/2017, 03:25 AM
Looks like it needs to be out of that tank