Zebra Shark

Zebra Sharks

SEA LIFE Aquarium is home to more than 50 sharks including zebra sharks, black tips, white tips, grey reef sharks, white spotted bamboo sharks and Port Jackson sharks.

Scientific Name

Stegostoma varium

Home

Coral reefs with a sandy bottom in the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific

Size

Up to 11 feet long; the length of the tail is over half of its body length!

Animal type

Fishes

Relatives

Nurse sharks, whale sharks, epaulette sharks

Average life span in the wild

25 to 30 years

Conservation status

Vulnerable

Diet

Zebra sharks are nocturnal and rest on the ocean floor during the day. This sharks’ diet consists of snails, crabs, small fish, shrimp, and sea urchins. If needed, the shark can fit into small holes and caves to search for food

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Opening Hours

Daily


Schools & Groups

(760) 918-5346

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