WoRMS taxon details

Nebrius ferrugineus (Lesson, 1831)

220030  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:220030)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Lectotype  SMF 2538, geounit Massawa  
[from synonym]Lectotype SMF 2538, geounit Massawa [view taxon]
Description Found on the continental and insular shelves from the intertidal down to at least 70 m. Occurs more commonly in lagoons,...  
Description Found on the continental and insular shelves from the intertidal down to at least 70 m. Occurs more commonly in lagoons, along coral and rocky reefs, sandy areas near reefs and beaches. Feeds on corals, crabs, lobsters, octopi, squids, sea urchins, and reef fishes (surgeonfishes and siganids). Nocturnal. Forms schools. Ovoviviparous with 4 young/uterus. Tough and hardy, and survives in captivity. Caught by anglers (Ref. 391). Marketed fresh and dried-salted; used in the sharkfin trade; liver processed for vitamins and oil; offal processed for fishmeal. Few provoked attacks. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Nebrius ferrugineus (Lesson, 1831). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=220030 on 2018-11-12
Date
action
by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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basis of record Smith, J.L.B. & Smith, M.M. (1963). The fishes of Seychelles. Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University. Grahamstown. [details]   

additional source Compagno, L.J.V. (2001). Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Volume 2. Bullhead, mackerel and carpet sharks (Heterodontiformes, Lamniformes and Orectolobiformes). <em>FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes.</em> No. 1, Vol. 2. Rome, FAO. 269p. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

[from synonym]Lectotype SMF 2538, geounit Massawa [view taxon]
From other sources
Description Found on the continental and insular shelves from the intertidal down to at least 70 m. Occurs more commonly in lagoons, along coral and rocky reefs, sandy areas near reefs and beaches. Feeds on corals, crabs, lobsters, octopi, squids, sea urchins, and reef fishes (surgeonfishes and siganids). Nocturnal. Forms schools. Ovoviviparous with 4 young/uterus. Tough and hardy, and survives in captivity. Caught by anglers (Ref. 391). Marketed fresh and dried-salted; used in the sharkfin trade; liver processed for vitamins and oil; offal processed for fishmeal. Few provoked attacks. [details]
 

LanguageName 
English tawny sharktawny nurse sharkspitting sharksleepy sharkrusty sharkrusty catsharkMadame Xgiant sleepy shark  [details]
French roussette ferrugineuserequin nourrice fauve  [details]
Gebe kalouyon  [details]
Japanese ô-tenjikuzame  [details]
Malagasy yahiya  [details]
Seselwa Creole French endormi  [details]
Sinhala be kal mora  [details]
Spanish gata nodriza atezada  [details]