Tawny Nurse Shark (Nebrius ferrugineus)

Also known as Giant Sleepy Shark, Madame X, Rusty Catshark, Rusty Shark, Sleeping Shark, Sleepy Shark, Spitting Shark, Tawny Shark

Description

Also known as Giant Sleepy Shark, Madame X, Rusty Catshark, Rusty Shark, Sleeping Shark, Sleepy Shark, Spitting Shark, Tawny Shark.

Found singly or in small schools during the day hiding in caves, crevices and under ledges over shallow sandy bottoms of lagoons and outer edges of coral and rocky reefs, dispersing at night to hunt for food.
They feed nocturnally on cephalopods, crustaceans, small fish, benthic invertebrates and sea urchins.
Length - 320cm
Depth - 0-70m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

Nurse sharks are usually found on the sea floor hiding or foraging for food using the barbels of their mouths to sift the substrate. (edit) Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/5895

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