Adults have five longitudinal ridges on a whole body, a low caudal fin over almost half the animal length, and a pattern of dark spots on a pale background. Young zebra sharks under 50–90 cm have a completely different pattern, consisting of light vertical stripes on a brown background, and lack the ridges. They grow to the lenght about 2.5 m
Found this one on the swiming near to the reef at the depth of aboot 10-12 meters.
Zebra shark is taken commercialy by fisherman across most of its range. Other threats is degradation of their coral reef habitat by human development, and by destructive fishing practices such as dynamiting or poisoning. As a result, the World Conservation Union has assessed this species as Vulnerable.
Lat: 7.75, Long: 98.61
Spotted on Feb 9, 2017
Submitted on Oct 9, 2017
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