Zebra shark - National Aquarium

Two more features distinguish the zebra shark: the prominent ridges running the length of the body, and the impressive tail, which is nearly as long as the body itself.

Known of the zebra shark include four species of in the genus Pedibothrium.

The adhesive fibers emerge first from the female's vent; the female circles vertical structures such as reef outcroppings to entangle the fibers, so as to anchor the eggs.

Zebra Sharks

Zebra sharks are listed as vulnerable to extinction on the IUCN Red List.

The Zebra Shark Is One Of Many Sharks Of The World

The zebra shark occurs in the tropical waters of the region, from to the and the including and the , to and including , the , and , northward to and , eastward to and , and southward to northern.

However, genetic data indicates that there is little exchange between populations of zebra sharks, even if their ranges are contiguous.

They are also threatened by the degradation of their coral reef habitat by human development, and by destructive fishing practices such as dynamiting or poisoning.

Mature adults are light tan in color with a dark spotted pattern along the sides and back — leading to one of its other common names — the leopard shark.

Description: ReefQuest Centre for Shark Research.

Views: 4320 Date: 30.08.2022 Favorited: 16 favorites
Category: DEFAULT

User Comments 3

Post a comment

The caudal fin is almost as long as the rest of the body, with a barely developed lower lobe and a strong ventral notch near the tip of the upper lobe.
Two more features distinguish the zebra shark: the prominent ridges running the length of the body, and the impressive tail, which is nearly as long as the body itself.
It is found throughout the tropicalfrequenting and sandy flats to a depth of 62 m 203 ft.

Hot Categories

Latest Comments

    Zebra sharks are usually found over sand near coral and rocky reefs as deep as 203 feet (62 m). 2. Zebra sharks reach a maximum length of about 8 feet (2.5 m) and live over 28 years in aquaria. 1. 3. Zebra sharks are often confused with leopard sharks because they are born dark brown with white bars across their bodies, but become light yellow.
    By: besttrousers|||||||||
    The zebra shark, also known as the leopard shark, is a species of requiem shark that lives in tropical and subtropical waters around the world. Named for its characteristic black and white stripes, this docile fish can grow up to 6 feet in length. Zebra sharks are oviparous, meaning they lay eggs rather than give birth to live young.
    By: CaptainCymru|||||||||
    The zebra shark is a docile, slow-moving shark, considered harmless to humans. It spends most of its day resting on the ocean bottom, becoming more active at night, when it feeds on a variety of bottom-dwelling invertebrates. The species gets its name from the coloration of its young.
    By: Dotacchin|||||||||
    The zebra shark is a tropical species that can grow to over 2 meters in length. They mostly hang out near coral reefs and sandy areas and feed on mollusks, crustaceans, and small bony fishes. Although their home is in the ocean, they have also been spotted in freshwater basins.
    By: Gearhart|||||||||
    Zebra sharks are in the approximate 40% of sharks that are oviparous (meaning they lay eggs). After a zebra shark’s eggs are fertilized, she lays them in tough, sturdy capsules. These casings have strong fibers that attach to the seafloor, keeping them secure until they hatch.
    By: Burnt_Pixels||||||||| - 2022
DISCLAIMER: All models on adult site are 18 years or older. has a zero-tolerance policy against ILLEGAL pornography. All galleries and links are provided by 3rd parties. We have no control over the content of these pages. We take no responsibility for the content on any website which we link to, please use your own discretion while surfing the porn links.
Contact us | Privacy Policy | 18 USC 2257 | DMCA