Carcharias taurus, blue nurse shark, Blue-nurse sand tiger, brown shark, photos, facts and physical characteristics


Carcharias taurus, blue nurse shark, Blue-nurse sand tiger, brown shark, photos, facts and physical characteristics

Carcharias taurus

Carcharias taurus Description

A shark with a short, pointed snout, small eyes and small, equal-sized dorsal and anal fins. 1st dorsal fin closer to pelvic than to pectoral fins. Caudal fin with a pronounced sub-terminal notch and a short ventral lobe. Max length: 320 cm TL. Pale brow

Carcharias taurus Common Names

  • blue nurse shark, Blue-nurse sand tiger, brown shark

Carcharias taurus Taxonomic Structure

What type of species is Carcharias taurus? Below, you will find the taxonomic groups the Carcharias taurus species belongs to.

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Carcharias taurus, marine species closely related

Carcharias taurus, distinctive physical characteristics

How to identify Carcharias taurus marine species? Below, you will find the list of main identification criteria and physical characteristics of marine species Carcharias taurus. For each identification criteria, the corresponding physical characteristics of marine species Carcharias taurus are marked in green.

Carcharias taurus, geographic distribution

Where is Carcharias taurus found in the world? Below, you will find the list and a world map of the geographic distribution where the marine species Carcharias taurus can be found.

Country Locations Dive Sites
Australia South West Rocks Fish Rock Cave

    Carcharias taurus, underwater photographers

    Which photographers have photos of Carcharias taurus species? Below, you will find the list of underwater photographers and their photos of the marine species Carcharias taurus.