Gray Nurse Shark   SHARK
 
 
Scientific Name:
Carcharias taurus
Other Names and/or Listed subspecies:
Sand Tiger Shark, Spotted Ragged-tooth Shark
Group:
Fishes
Status/Date Listed as Endangered:
VU-IUCN: 2000
Area(s) Where Listed As Endangered:
Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic, South America

Facts Summary:
The Gray Nurse Shark (Carcharias taurus) is a species of concern belonging in the species group "fishes" and found in the following area(s): Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic, South America. This species is also known by the following name(s): Sand Tiger Shark, Spotted Ragged-tooth Shark.

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Copyright Notice: This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Sand tiger shark".

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