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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.

Synonymy:
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)