Meaning of zebra shark in English:

zebra shark


  • A small carpet shark of the Indo-Pacific, Stegostoma fasciatum (family Stegostomatidae), the adult of which has a pale body with numerous small dark spots.

    Named from the juvenile, which has a dark body with pale vertical stripes and was formerly thought to be a different species.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in George Shaw (1751–1813), natural historian.