Zebra Shark photographed at Underwater World aquarium at Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland
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A Leopard Shark (Stegostoma fasciatum) with attendant Slender Suckerfish (Echeneis naucrates) and juvenile Golden Trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus). Yongala Wreck, Great Barrier Reef
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ZEBRA SHARK FACTS
The Leopard Shark is a slow swimming shark seen around coral reefs. It has cylindrical body with prominent ridges on the sides. The head is flattened and cone shaped. The tail is about half of the total length. The body is pale brown with dark brown spots. Juveniles are striped black and white.
1.2m - 2.5m long. Can grow to 3.5,
gastropods, molluscs, crabs, shrimp, small fish
It is an egg layer and lays large dark-coloured egg cases on the sea floor. The egg case is about 17cm long, and young are about 20cm - 25cm when they hatch.
|Common Name:||Zebra Shark|