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sand tiger shark, grey nurse shark (Carcharias taurus)

The species names / identity need verification - original names from plate are included here. The original plates showed the fishes facing right and have been flipped here. Carcharias tricuspidatus
Date 1878
Source Day, Francis (1878) The Fishes of India. Volume 2.
Author Francis Day

The sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus), grey nurse shark, spotted ragged-tooth shark, or blue-nurse sand tiger is a species of shark that inhabits subtropical and temperate waters worldwide. It inhabits the continental shelf, from sandy shorelines (hence the name sand tiger shark) and submerged reefs to a depth of around 191 m. They dwell in the waters of Japan, Australia, South Africa, the Mediterranean and the east coasts of North and South America.

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