The zebra shark is a type of carpet shark and spends its days resting on the ocean floor. It is a nocturnal predator that feeds primarily on crustaceans, crabs, sea snails, small fish, and other invertebrates found in shallow tropical waters. Zebra sharks are extremely agile and can easily slip into holes and crevices. Their mouths have muscled buccal cavities that allow them to form a strong suction to extract prey.
They are generally solitary creatures, but a congregation occurs near Queensland, for unknown reasons, every summer. A mix of up to 50 male and female zebra sharks (females outnumber males) make up the congregation.