Zebra Shark (Stegostoma fasciatum)

Also known as Carpet Sharks, Catshark, Common Carpet Shark, Leopard Shark, Variegated Shark

Description

Also known as Carpet Sharks, Catshark, Common Carpet Shark, Leopard Shark, Variegated Shark.

Found singly or in schools over coral, rubble and sand bottoms of coastal waters.
They feed nocturnally on crustaceans, small fish, molluscs, octopus and sea snakes.
Juvenile's black and white striped.
This is a slow moving shark and can sometimes be found hunting in packs.
Length - 354cm
Depth - 0-90m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific

Zebra Sharks are not considered dangerous.
They have a tail that is half the size of their body. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/5374

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