Carcharias taurus

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shallow-water shark with sharp jagged teeth found on both sides of Atlantic

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Population biology, distribution, movement patterns, and conservation requirements of the grey nurse shark (Carcharias taurus Rafinesque, 1810) along the east coast of Australia.
2) teeth adapted for seizing smaller fast prey such as small schooling fishes: these teeth are narrow and curved and tend to be moderately to very long; for example the shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus), salmon shark (Lamna ditropis) and sandtiger shark (Carcharias taurus); and
But in the underwater realm, it is the name given to one of six habitats identified by the Queensland Government as critical to the survival of the grey nurse shark (Carcharias taurus).
Species that have become sporadic or rare in the Mediterranean Sea include the great white shark, shortfin mako, porbeagle, sandtiger (Carcharias taurus), smooth hammerhead (Sphyrna zygaena), sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus), bramble shark (Echinorhinus brucus), and angular roughshark (Oxynotus centrina).
Using automated receiving stations and acoustic transmitters, Dr John Stevens and Barry Bruce of CSIRO Marine Research, together with Dr Nick Otway of New South Wales Fisheries, hope to determine the daily and seasonal movements of grey nurse sharks (Carcharias taurus) around colony sites and during feeding excursions.
Compagno (1984) also notes that the presence or absence of spots is variable in the closely related sandtiger shark, Carcharias taurus.