Kingdom : Animalia
                    Class : Chondrichthyes
                 Family : Stegostomatidae
  Scientific Name : Stegostoma Fasciatum

                      Size : 0.6m - 2.5m
                                  (2ft - 8.2ft)
                 Weight : 16 - 20kg (35 - 44lbs)
             pH Level : 7.8 - 8.4
                    Type : Salt

                Colour : Brown, Black, Yellow,
                                 White, Grey
           Skin Type : Smooth
Special Features : Flattened body shape 
                                and long tail fin
  1. Zebra Sharks are found in the warm tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific region.
  2. Known as carpet sharks, they enjoy lying on the seabed for long durations.
  3. Young Zebra Sharks have stripes on their bodies but adults have spots instead.
  4. Zebra Sharks have elongated bodies with slightly flattened heads and a short snout.
  5. Their long tails give them flexibility in water and helps them move like eels.
  6. Zebra Sharks are dark coloured, usually black, brown or grey in colour.
  7. They are strong creatures who swim fast and can travel good distances when necessary.
  8. They have 5 distinctive ridges running along the length of their bodies.
  9. Zebra Sharks are nocturnal and hunt at night but rest during daytime.
  10. They are omnivorous but mainly eat small fish and crustaceans like snails, crabs etc.
  11. They suck out their prey from reefs and crevices with a strong suction force.
  12. They are usually not dangerous to humans and don’t attack unless provoked.
  13. Their predators include bigger sharks and humans who hunt them for fins and oil.
  14. Zebra Sharks can live for about 15 – 20 years approximately.
  15. They are oviparous and average litter size is about 10.
  16. Incubation period for Zebra Sharks is around 5 months.
  17. Zebra Sharks are solitary creatures but at times they do congregate in groups.
  18. They are adaptable and hence are suitable to maintain in captivity for public aquariums.

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