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They are agile swimmers, able to squeeze through crevices when hunting prey. They generally eat molluscs, fish and crustaceans.
Baby sharks have black and white stripes when they're born, but they change to spots as they grow.
They're found in the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans. They rest on the sandy bottom of the sea during the day, and hunt at night.
They have stripes when they're born, but this changes to spots as they mature. As juveniles they are roughly 20cms long, but can grow up to 3.5 metres in length. The major threats to this species include bycatch from trawl fisheries and habitat destruction. Bycatch is when they're caught accidentally by fishermen looking to catch different species.