It can grow to up to 3 metres in length and it feeds at night by sucking in fish, molluscs, sea urchins and crustaceans.
The females are oviparous and lay their eggs on the sea bed. The baby sharks have black and white stripes when they’re born (which explains their name), which change to spots as they become adults.
IUCN status: vulnerable
Scientific name: Stegostoma fasciatum