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There are no documented cases of fatal nurse shark attacks in United States territorial waters. Nurse sharks have strong jaws and can deliver a painful bite when provoked but are g...

Nurse Shark
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Orectolobiformes Family: Ginglymostomatidae Genus: Ginglymostoma
Species: Ginglymostoma cirratum
Nurse sharks range in length from about 75 centimeters for the short tail nurse shark to 4 meters in length for the other types of nurse sharks. The average weight of a 240 centimeter long nurse shark is 330 pounds. They are generally... More »
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Nurse shark


Ginglymostoma cirratum also known as the Nurse shark is a shark in the family Ginglymostomatidae. Nurse sharks can reach a length of 3.08 m (10.1 ft).

Nurse Sharks - National Geographic


Learn all you wanted to know about nurse sharks with pictures, videos, photos, facts, and news from National Geographic.

Nurse sharks are nocturnal and live on the ocean bottom, sometimes in caves and crevices. According to the Florida Museum of Natural History , nurse shark bites have increased in recent years due to an increase in dive operations involving feeding nurse sharks (to illu... More »
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FLMNH Ichthyology Department: Nurse shark


The nurse shark was first described by Bonnaterre (1788), as Squalus cirratus. The current scientific combination, Ginglymostoma cirratum was first assigned by  ...

Nurse SHARK - Enchanted Learning Software


The nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum) is a large, sluggish, bottom-dwelling shark that is generally harmless unless provoked. It has very strong jaws, a stout  ...

Nurse Shark Facts, Stats, And Cool Info - SharkSider.com


The Nurse Shark is one of the coolest sharks in existence today, but due to shark finning and overfishing, they are disappearing fast. Come learn more!

National Aquarium | Nurse Shark


Nurse Shark, Ginglymostoma cirratum. The nurse shark is light yellowish-brown to dark brown, sometimes have small dark spots. It has a flattened body and a ...

Nurse Shark (Ginglymostoma Cirratum) - Animals - A-Z Animals ...


The nurse shark is most commonly found in the waters around central America, although natural habitat of the nurse shark ranges from the North USA to Brazil ...

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