S. fasciatum is a species of carpet shark
Today is #SharkAwarenessDay Humans kill 100 Mil. Sharks per year, mostly for their fins. That’s per second around 3.6 sharks killed and only 0,94 born are born We humans kill sharks more than 3 times faster than they can reproduce. We need the shark it’s a reef cleaner, it eats old and sick fish. If you would like to know more about sharks and our marine Conservation projects please visit our Page.
Stegostoma fasciatum is an Endangered species! Often mixed up with the Leopard Shark due to its Pattern. It’s called Zebra shark because as a juvenile it does have the black and white stripes of a zebra. This #Shark is 2,5m in length and is nocturnal laying on sandy patches and the seafloor during daytime. That u see one swimming during daytime is pure luck! The zebra shark is oviparous which means the female lays eggs.