Grey Nurse Shark

Carcharias taurus
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Carcharias taurus
Other names Blue Nurse Shark, Nuss Shark, Sand Shark, Sand Tiger Shark, Shovel-nosed Shark, Spotted Ragged Tooth
Size Up to 3.2 m (10 ft)
Weight Up to 158.8 kg (350 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Coastal waters from surf zones, bays, harbours to rocky areas & reefs preferring sandy bottom gutters.
Depth Range 0 - 190 m (623 ft)
Greynurse Shark Distribution