Kingdom : Animalia
                    Class : Chondrichthyes
                 Family : Ginglymostomatidae
  Scientific Name : Ginglymostama Cirratum

                      Size : 2.5 - 4.3m (8 - 14 ft)
                Weight : 90 - 150kg (198 - 330lbs)
           Top Speed : 40km/h 925mph)
            Life Span : 20 - 25 years

                Colour : Black, Brown,
                                Grey, White
           Skin Type : Smooth
Special Features : Rounded dorsal fins 
                              and large tail fin
  1. Nurse sharks are a species of sharks found in the waters of the Eastern Hemisphere.
  2. They inhabit the coastal bottoms and the waters around continental shelves.
  3. They can be found at depths ranging from 1m to 12m.
  4. They grow to an average size of 2.5m to4m.
  5. They find ample food in and inhabit the channels between mangrove islands and sand flats.
  6. They are nocturnal animals which hunt alone at nights.
  7. Though they are solitary hunters, they spend the day in groups comprising around 40 individuals.
  8. They have specific resting spots, in rocky crevices and reefs, where they return every day to rest.
  9. They hunt and prey on sea urchins, fish, shrimp, octopus and stingrays.
  10. They mate during the start of summer and the female nurse sharks give birth to around 25-28 pups after a 6-month gestation.
  11. The shark eggs hatch inside the female nurse shark’s body and the pups remain inside till they are fully developed.
  12. They are one of the docile and sluggish shark species and have been hunted by humans for their meat and leather.
  13. Despite a few recorded unprovoked attacks on humans, they do not pose a big threat to humans.
  14. On an average, they live to be around 25 years old.

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