Nurse Shark

Nurse Sharks are solitary and noctural bottom-dwellers that live across the Western Atlantic Ocean, islands of the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific from Peru up to Baja California. It is often found at depths of 3 to 40 feet (1 to 12 meters) around reefs, channels between mangrove islands and sand flats. Hidden under submerged ledges or in crevices within the reef, the nurse sharks seem to prefer specific resting sites and will return to them each day after the night's hunting.

Details & Statistics

Added to Scubadorable
Sep 2, 2007
Scientific Name
Ginglymostoma cirratum
Also known as
Carpet Shark, Cat Shark, Dogfish, Sand Shark
Range
North Pacific, South Pacific, East Pacific, Gulf of California, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, North Atlantic, South Atlantic, West Atlantic, East Atlantic
Length
95 to 169 inches
Depth
0 to 426 feet

International Names

Czech (Cesky)
Atlantický žralok chůva
German (Deutsch)
Ammenhaie
Danish (Dansk)
Nursehaj
Spanish (Español)
Tiburón Nodriza
Finnish (Suomi)
Atlantinpartahai
French (Français)
Requin Dormeur
Italian (Italiano)
Squalo nutrice
Japanese (日本語)
Amerika-tenjikuzame
Dutch (Nederlands)
Verpleegsterhaai
Polish (Polski)
Rekin Wasaty
Portuguese (Português)
Tubarão-enfermeiro
Brazilian Portuguese (Português brasileiro)
Lixa
Russian (русский язык)
акула усатая
Swedish (Svenska)
Amhaj

Cute Nurse Shark Gifts

Nurse Shark Magnet – Our cute Scubadorable Nurse Shark is great for scuba divers and anyone that loves sharks.You can totally customize this gift! Add text, change the color,... View on Zazzle
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Cute Nurse Shark Two-Tone Coffee Mug – The Nurse Shark is a type of shark that lives across the Western Atlantic Ocean & islands of the Caribbean. They also inhabit the waters of... View on Zazzle
Nurse Shark Metal Ornament – Our cute Scubadorable Nurse Shark is great for scuba divers and anyone that loves sharks.You can totally customize this gift! Add text, change the color,... View on Zazzle
Cute Nurse Shark Pinback Button – The Nurse Shark is a type of shark that lives across the Western Atlantic Ocean & islands of the Caribbean. They also inhabit the waters of... View on Zazzle
Cute Nurse Shark Keychain – The Nurse Shark is a type of shark that lives across the Western Atlantic Ocean & islands of the Caribbean. They also inhabit the waters of... View on Zazzle
Cute Nurse Shark – The Nurse Shark is a type of shark that lives across the Western Atlantic Ocean & islands of the Caribbean. They also inhabit the waters of... View on Zazzle
Cartoon Nurse Shark Dive Flag Magnet – This design shows our cute Scubadorable Nurse Shark in front of a dive flag. This will make a great gift for scuba divers and shark lovers. View on Zazzle
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Cartoon Nurse Shark Dive Flag T-Shirt – This design shows our cute Scubadorable Nurse Shark in front of a dive flag. This will make a great gift for scuba divers and shark lovers. View on Zazzle
Cute Nurse Shark – The Nurse Shark is a type of shark that lives across the Western Atlantic Ocean & islands of the Caribbean. They also inhabit the waters of... View on Zazzle
Cute Nurse Shark T-Shirt – The Nurse Shark is a type of shark that lives across the Western Atlantic Ocean & islands of the Caribbean. They also inhabit the waters of... View on Zazzle
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