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Family Ginglymostomatidae

INDO-PACIFIC

Nebrius ferrugineus

Mamanuca Islands, Fiji, 30 feet

 

Okinawa Aquarium

 

Waikiki Aquarium

TAWNY NURSE SHARK

Rests on sandy bottom near ledges during the day in groups.  Feeds at night upon crustaceans and small fish.  Attains 10 feet.  Docile but may bite if touched.  Indo-Pacific excluding Hawaii.