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Tawny Nurse Shark
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Nebrius ferrugineus
Family Name:
Ginglymostomatidae
Size:
8.2 feet
Color:
brown, reddish-brown or gray
Diet:
octopuses, squid, crabs, lobsters, sea urchins, and bony fishes (including damselfishes, queenfishes, surgeonfishes and rabbitfishes).
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Tawny Nurse Shark

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Tawny Nurse Shark Description
  Anyone that has seen a will immediately recognize the similarity between it and its Caribbean counterpart. The most notable difference are the fins, which are more falcate in the tawny nurse. This shark can be brown, reddish-brown or gray (the color is somewhat indicative of the habitat where it lives).  
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