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Family: Ginglymostomatidae Nurse sharks



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Atlantic Ocean.
Max. Length 430 cm TL
Ginglymostoma cirratum (Bonnaterre, 1788)

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Ginglymostoma cirratum
[Nurse shark]
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Max. Length 207 cm TL

 
Ginglymostoma unami
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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 320 cm TL
Nebrius ferrugineus (Lesson, 1831)

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Nebrius ferrugineus
[Tawny nurse shark]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Pseudoginglymostoma brevicaudatum (Günther, 1867)

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Pseudoginglymostoma brevicaudatum
[Short-tail nurse shark]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ginglymostoma cirratum Nurse shark Atlantic Ocean. 430 TL 1788
Ginglymostoma unami Eastern Pacific 207 TL 2015
Nebrius ferrugineus Tawny nurse shark Indo-Pacific 320 TL 1831
Pseudoginglymostoma brevicaudatum Short-tail nurse shark Western Indian Ocean 75 TL 1867



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