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Short-tail nurse shark

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Short-tail nurse shark

Short-tail nurse shark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Ginglymostomatidae
Genus: Pseudoginglymostoma
Dingerkus, 1986
Species: P. brevicaudatum
Binomial name
Pseudoginglymostoma brevicaudatum
(Günther, 1867)
Range of short-tail nurse shark (in blue)

The short-tail nurse shark, Pseudoginglymostoma brevicaudatum, is a nurse shark in the family Ginglymostomatidae, the only member of the genus Pseudoginglymostoma. It is found in the tropical western Indian Ocean between latitudes and 27° S, and reaches a length of 75 cm.

See also


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Pseudoginglymostoma cirratum in FishBase. may 2006 version.
  • - Dutch press statement about the birth of 4 short-tail nurse sharks
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