Banded Cat Shark

Black Banded Cat Shark is known as a Cat Shark because the barbels at the mouth look like cat whiskers. It is also referred to as the Brownbanded Bamboo Shark, and has a cream-colored body with broad dark black stripes. There may be large, muted brown spots between the stripes when the fish gets larger.The black banded shark, or cat shark, will grow to nearly three feet so at some point this fish will require a very very large aquarium.

  • Scientific name: Chiloscyllium puntactus
  • Family: Hemiscyllidae
  • Max Size: 42 inches
  • Diet: it may be fed shrimp, scallops or pieces of fresh marine fish. Feeding these sharks quality foods such as whole cockle in the shell, fresh shrimp and squid, and frozen mussel are ideal.
  • Shipping Size: 5 to 12 inches