of Carcharias taurus | grey nurse shark recorded on 2012-02-04


Data resource SharkBase
Occurrence ID 351
Basis of record Not supplied
Sex unknown
Individual count 8
License CC-BY-NC-Int
Occurrence remarks Freediving just off the point, about 50m from shore, 8 individuals in about 4m of water, including a couple of smaller individuals around 1.5m long
Occurrence status present
Abcd identification qualifier Not provided


Record date 2012-02-04
Supplied date "Sat Feb 04 00:00:00 AEDT 2012"


Scientific name Carcharias taurus
Taxon rank species
Common name grey nurse shark
Supplied common name "Ragged tooth shark"
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Chondrichthyes
Order Lamniformes
Family Odontaspididae
Genus Carcharias
Species Carcharias taurus
Taxonomic issues No issues
Name match metric Exact match
The supplied name matched the name exactly.
Name parse type wellformed


Locality Botelier Point
Latitude -27.0111244676635
Longitude 32.8687609413086
Geodetic datum EPSG:4326
Water body Indian Ocean
Coordinate precision Unknown

Additional properties

conditions Choppy
dcterms:bibliographic citation Kempster RM and Egeberg CA (2015). SharkBase citizen science global chondrichthyan sighting database. Support Our Sharks Ocean Conservation Society. Version 2015.07. www.shark-base.org (consulted on 29/06/2015)
sighting type Diving/Snorkelling
visibility Poor

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