Unfortunately, the zebra shark is classified as an endangered species on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s red list. Their population numbers are believed to be decreasing, primarily because they are overfished commercially using trawls, gillnets, and longlines. Because of their already low levels of dispersal throughout their endemic range, zebra sharks are especially detrimentally affected by sharp declines in their population.
- Recommended Age: 3+
- Size in cm: 11 L x 7.7 W x 4.8 H
- Size in inches: 4.33 L x 3.03 W x 1.89 H
- UPC: 095866223304
Although not yet rare, the species is considered at risk due to fishing and habitat loss. The numbers in Australia’s waters, where they are not actively fished, are healthier.