Monday, 4 December 2017

Leopard shark or zebra shark (Cairns Aquarium)

Here's the largest fish presently at the Cairns Aquarium at present, Stegostoma fasciatum. They seem to have two common names in Australia - leopard shark,from the adult colouration seen above, or zebra shark, from the juvenile colouration. Unfortunately the Aquarium doesn't have a juvenile on display, so here's a photo of one from the Wikimedia Commons:

Yes, they really need to make a baby zebra shark exhibit.

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