Bamboo Shark Anatomy

Bamboo Shark Anatomy

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Very little has been published on the detailed and complete anatomy of sharks and yet they are common in aquariums worldwide.  The preliminary work from this study has shown new anesthetic, blood collection, intravenous catheter and contrast imaging techniques and produced incredible images of the vascular system never seen.  The goal is to publish a bamboo shark anatomy atlas.

To define the anatomy of the white spotted bamboo sharks (Chiloscyllium plagiosum).  The goal is to create a dissection manual type publication that can be used as a reference for shark anatomy.  The information developed can be used to improve shark care in aquariums worldwide and applied towards a better understanding of wild shark anatomy, biology and conservation.

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Donated money goes to the 501(c)3 the Tia Greenberg Foundation for Exotic Animal Research in Huntington Beach, California and is used to fund approved studies.

The Comprehensive Anatomy Research Project was established by Dr. Scott Echols in effort to use advanced imaging tools to study anatomy of animals.  This fundamental science is essential for proper care of wild, collection and companion animals and is missing for most the species under our care.

Multiple scientists (veterinarians, medical doctors, anatomists, biologists and more) are part of the Project.  Each researcher, or research team, works with submitted species with the ultimate goal of publication.  Focus is given to describing the anatomy and, in many cases, applying the information for clinical use in effort to improve animal care.

There are numerous studies already underway and funded.  However, we need assistance funding several projects.  

Please visit, call 877-574-4186 or email Dr. Echols at 

To learn more about the Comprehensive Anatomy Research Project or Dr. Echols, please visit

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