The species gets its name from the coloration of its young. Newly hatched zebra sharks are dark with lighter, yellowish bars, resembling the stripes of a zebra.
As the shark matures, these bars begin to break up into the adult coloration. Mature adults are light tan in color with a dark spotted pattern along the sides and back – leading to one of its other common names – the leopard shark.
The zebra shark is oviparous, with females laying large egg capsules measuring 17 cm (6.7 in) long, 8 cm (3.1 in) wide, and 5 cm (2.0 in) thick.
The egg case is dark brown to purple in color, and has hair-like fibers along the sides that secure it to the substrate.
Shark egg is approx 5 inches by 5 inches
Newly hatched young is 8 to 10 inches (20-26 cm).
Juvenile will begin feeding on its own in the protected reef shallows.
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