Ginglymostoma cirratum

Nurse shark

Distribution: tropical and subtropical Atlantic and Eastern Pacific, from Rhode Island to Brazil, from Cape Verde to Gabon, and from Baja California to Peru. Belize is one of the best places in the world to snorkel with nurse sharks.

Spots where Ginglymostoma cirratum has been spotted by snorkelers

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