|Estimated Population||Data Deficient|
|Species||• G. cirratum|
|Conservation Status |
The Nurse Shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum) is a shark that is very non-aggressive shark that only occasionally bites that can reach up to a max. of 14 feet (4.3 meters). It is a common bottom dwelling shark found in coastal areas mostly around the Atlantic Ocean.
Interaction with HumansEdit
The Nurse Shark is not commercially fished widely, but since it is sluggish and frequently bites, it is an easy target for most fishermen. It's skin is very tough with large scales, and is prized for leather.
There has been only a few reports of unprovoked attacks, though most attacks are provoked.
|Marine||Marine Habitats • Aquariums • Global Oceans • Ocean Weather
|Vertebrate||Fishes • Mammals • Reptiles • Amphibians • Cartilaginous Fishes • Sharks
|Invertebrate||Arthropod • Mollusca • Echinoderms • Cnidaria
|Conservation Status||Critically Endangered • Endangered • Near Threatened • Vulnerable • Least Concern • Data Deficient • Not Evaluated|