Nebrius ferrugineus ( Lesson 1831 ),

Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Kinch, Jeff, Mana, Ralph, Russell, Barry C., Tully, Dean & White, William T., 2019, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 810 new records, Zootaxa 4588 (1), pp. 1-360: 37

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Nebrius ferrugineus ( Lesson 1831 )


Nebrius ferrugineus ( Lesson 1831)  — Tawny nurse shark

Status at New Ireland. Originally described from Port Praslin, New Ireland as Scyllium ferrugineum  by Lesson (1831: 95), reported as Ginglymostoma mülleri  by Günther (1910: 487–488). A specimen photographed at Lissenung Island, Kavieng District by Dean Tully.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2, 3.—General distribution: Red Sea and East Africa east to Philippines and Papua New Guinea, north to Taiwan, south to to northern Australia. Coral or coral reefs, seagrass beds, or sand-rubble flats, 2–70 m depth. Marine.