Family Stegostomatidae - Zebra sharks
  Order
:
Stegostomatidae
  Class
:
Elasmobranchii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 1 | Species : 1 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Tropical inshore sharks of the Indo-West Pacific, very common on coral reefs. Large sharks that combine a broad, low caudal fin about as long as the rest of the shark. Nasal grooves, barbels, a small transverse mouth in front of the lateral eyes. Two spineless dorsal fins, the first dorsal much larger than the second. Prominent ridges on the sides of the body. A banded (in juveniles) or spotted color pattern. Oviparous, laying eggs in large, dark brown or purplish-black cases with fine lateral tufts of hairlike fibers. Feeds primarily on molluscs (gastropods and bivalves) but also crabs and shrimps and small bony fishes. Young hatch from egg cases at a size of 20 to 26 cm.
  Etymology
:
Greek, stegos, -eos, -ous = roof, house, from; stegein = to cover + Greek, stoma = mouth ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
nonguarders
  Typical activity level
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  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Species/Synonymy list for the family Stegostomatidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Stegostoma fasciatum (Hermann, 1783)
acceptedseniornew
Squalus fasciatus Hermann, 1783
synonymseniororiginal
! Stegastoma fasciatum (Hermann, 1783)
synonymseniornew
! Stegostoma fasciata (Hermann, 1783)
synonymseniornew
! Stegostoma fasciaturn (Hermann, 1783)
synonymseniornew
! Stegostoma fasciatus (Hermann, 1783)
synonymseniornew
Squalus varius Seba, 1759
ambiguousotheroriginal
Stegostoma varium (Seba, 1759)
ambiguousothernew
Squalus tigrinus Forster, 1781
ambiguousotheroriginal
Stegostoma tigrinum (Forster, 1781)
ambiguousothernew
! Stegostoma tigrinurn (Forster, 1781)
ambiguousothernew
! Stegostoma tigrinus (Forster, 1781)
ambiguousothernew
! Squalus tygrinus Bonnaterre, 1788
synonymjuniororiginal
Squalus longicaudus Gmelin, 1789
synonymjuniororiginal
Scyllia quinquecornuatum van Hasselt, 1823
synonymjuniororiginal
Scyllium heptagonum Rüppell, 1837
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Squalus pantherinus Kuhl & van Hasselt, 1852
ambiguousotheroriginal
Squalus cirrosus Gronow, 1854
synonymjuniororiginal
Stegostoma varium Garman, 1913
synonymjuniororiginal
! Stegastoma varium Garman, 1913
synonymjuniororiginal
! Stegostoma varius Garman, 1913
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
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