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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGinglymostomatidae Gill, 1862 
AphiaID: 105705

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorElasmobranchii (Class) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNeoselachii (Subclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSelachii (Infraclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGaleomorphi (Superorder) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOrectolobiformes (Order)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGinglymostoma Müller & Henle, 1837
Parent Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOrectolobiformes
Sources  basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
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Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editornurse sharks  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrequins nourrices  [details]
Portuguese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortubarões de leite  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgatas nodriza  [details]
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taxa (6)

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGinglymostoma Müller & Henle, 1837
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNebrius Rüppell, 1837
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNebrodes
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudoginglymostoma Dingerkus, 1986

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGinglimostoma accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGinglymostoma Müller & Henle, 1837
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGyglinostoma accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGinglymostoma Müller & Henle, 1837
Environment marine
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Marine, all oceans. Small to large sharks with nasoral grooves, short to long barbels, small spiracles behind eyes. Two spineless fins and an anal fin, the second dorsal origin well ahead of the anal origin. A short precaudal tail, much shorter than the head and the body. These are common, small to large, nocturnal, inshore bottom sharks with a circumglobal distribution in subtropical and tropical waters, in depths from the intertidal down to at least 70 m. These sharks cruise and clamber on the bottom with their mouths and barbels close to the substrate while searching for food. They use their short, small mouths and large mouth cavities as a bellows to suck in their prey. Food items: bony fish, crabs, shrimps, lobsters, squids, octopuses, corals, sea urchins, sea squirts. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:105705
Taxonomic
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Ginglymostomatidae. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=105705 on 2014-09-30
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