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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Ginglymostoma cirratum (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Ginglymostoma cirratum (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Squalus cirratus Bonnaterre, 1788, Tabl.encyclop.method.trois reg.nat., Ichthyol., Paris, 7.

Squalus punctulatus Lacepede, 1800
Squalus punctatus Bloch and Schneider, 1801
Squalus argus Bancroft, 1835
Ginglymostoma fulvum Poey, 1861
Ginglymostoma caboverdianus Capello, 1867.

FAO Names:
Nurse shark [English]
Requin nourrice [French]
Gata nodriza [Spanish]
GINGL Gingl 1 [FAO Code]

Nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum)