Zebra sharks were named for the striped patterns found on juvenile sharks. As the shark matures, the stripes transition to black spots, which often cause people to mistake the adults for leopard sharks. Zebra sharks are a type of carpet shark. They are nocturnal feeders and spend a great deal of the daytime hours resting on the floors of tropical oceans in the Indo-Pacific region. Their agile bodies allow them to slip into crevices to chase their prey in in-shore areas like coral beds and sand flats. These sharks are docile and not dangerous to humans.
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