Nurse sharkGinglymostoma cirratum

This shark can grow up to 3 metres in length and weighs almost 100 kg.
It likes to rest during the day in shallow rocky bottoms and is active at night when it hunts its prey (crustaceans, sea urchins, groundfish) that it detects with the 2 barbels located near its mouth.
The species is ovoviviparous and the young sharks measure almost 30 cm when they’re born.
IUCN status: insufficient data

Scientific name: Ginglymostoma cirratum
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