Fish ID: Zebra Shark

Zebra shark zebra shark stegostoma fasciatum pal
Family Wrasse (LABRIDAE)
species Stegostoma fasciatum
size To 2.5m
locality By day on sandy substrate
behaviour Usually resting until disturbed by divers
range Tropical Indo Pacific

Distinctive shaped body which is almost cylindrical with five longitudinal ridges along the body which tapers into the tail which makes up half the total length. Adults have dark spots over most of the body.