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Tawny nurse shark

Scientific name: Nebrius ferrugineus

Size: Up to 3,5 feet

Color: Fawn / Brown gray

Distinguishing feature: Fawn color, 2 dorsal fins very backwards, very small eyes, often lying on the bottom

Where did we see it: French polynesia, Mexico, Mayotte, Maldives

Tawny nurse shark of Mexico

Tawny nurse shark

Scientific name: Nebrius ferrugineus

Size: Up to 3,5 feet

Color: Fawn / Brown gray

Distinguishing feature: Fawn color, 2 dorsal fins very backwards, very small eyes, often lying on the bottom

Where did we see it: French polynesia, Mexico, Mayotte, Maldives

In detail

The nurse shark is one of the sharks that can breathe without having to swim.

This shark can inspire with its larynx to suck its prey, it produces a sound comparable to the suction of the infant. Hence his name is nurse shark.

Our pictures of tawny nurse shark

The different species of Sharks we have seen

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