Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Elasmobranchii > Order: Orectolobiformes > Family: Ginglymostomatidae > Genus: Ginglymostoma > Species: Ginglymostoma cirratum

Nurse shark - Ginglymostoma cirratum (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Images from the web

Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)

The EUNIS species component has very limited information about this species.

The main focus of the EUNIS species component is to provide relevant information about the European species protected by Directives, Conventions and Agreements. The species assessed in the European Red Lists prepared by the IUCN for the European Commission are also included.

See here what is Europe from a geographical point of view.

Other resources available below may have more information.


The distribution map is currently disabled. A new map solution will soon become available. In the meantime, please consult other species distribution map providers listed in the Other resources panel below.

Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.


Data Deficient


Not evaluated


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Ammenhai German Fishbase
Atlantinpartahai Finnish Fishbase
Atlantischer ammenhai German Fishbase
Bañay Spanish Fishbase
Con barbillas Spanish Fishbase
Dormedor Portuguese Fishbase
Gata Spanish Fishbase
Gata nodriza Spanish Fishbase
Gullamano Spanish Fishbase
Nurse shark English Fishbase
Pejebodo Spanish Fishbase
Rekin wasaty Polish Fishbase
Requin dormeur French Fishbase
Requin nourrice French Fishbase
Squalo nutrice Italian Fishbase
Tiburón de arena Spanish Fishbase
Tubarao-ama Portuguese Fishbase
Tubarao-dormedor Portuguese Fishbase
Synonym Author
Squalus cirratus Bonnaterre, 1788
Squalus punctatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Squalus argus Bancroft, 1832
Ginglymostoma fulvum Poey, 1861
Ginglymostoma caboverdianus Capello, 1867
Ginglimostoma cirratum (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Gyglinostoma cirratum (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Squalus punctulatus Lacepède, 1800

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 3336 7100