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sand tiger shark, grey nurse shark (Carcharias taurus)
Subject: sand tiger shark, grey nurse shark (Carcharias taurus)
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Carcharias taurus newport - sand tiger shark, grey nurse shark (Carcharias taurus).jpg
Resolution: 3008x2000 File Size: 2787823 Bytes Date: 2006:04:11 10:08:37 Camera: NIKON D70 (NIKON CORPORATION) F number: f/1.4 Exposure: 10/400 sec Focal Length: 500/10 Upload Date: 2017:03:14 13:28:58

sand tiger shark, grey nurse shark (Carcharias taurus)

Sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus) at the Newport Aquarium.
Date 11 April 2006, 10:08
Source Shark
Author Jeff Kubina from Columbia, Maryland

The sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus), grey nurse shark, spotted ragged-tooth shark, or blue-nurse sand tiger is a species of shark that inhabits subtropical and temperate waters worldwide. It inhabits the continental shelf, from sandy shorelines (hence the name sand tiger shark) and submerged reefs to a depth of around 191 m. They dwell in the waters of Japan, Australia, South Africa, the Mediterranean and the east coasts of North and South America. Despite its name, it is not related to the tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier; however, it is a cousin of the great white shark Carcharodon carcharias.
Order: Lamniformes
Family: Odontaspididae
Genus: Carcharias
Species: Carcharias taurus Rafinesque, 1810
Synonyms: Carcharias tricuspidatus Day, 1878

Carcharias taurus
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