Nurse Shark (Safari Ltd - Wild Safari Sealife)

Started by brontodocus, February 25, 2015, 10:46:05 PM

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Nurse Sharks are surprisingly rarely made by toy companies so collectors of shark figures will be happy that Safari Ltd is finally closing this gap. Here is the Safari Ltd Wild Safari Sealife 2015 (Atlantic) Nurse Shark, Ginglymostoma cirratum (Bonnaterre, 1788). Length of the figure (TL or total length, i.e. including caudal fin) is 142 mm, so the scale is between approx. 1:16 and 1:30 for a mature individual. Human figure (man from Safari Ltd "People in Motion" Toob since "Freddie the Free Diver" is missing in action and was last seen swimming with mosasaurs) is approx. 1:23 - 1:27 scale. The shark's paint job is simple but very convincing with a velvety and somewhat metallic shine. The sculpt is one of the best I've seen of any shark figure. The head with its detailed mouth and barbels, the proportions and shape and position of fins are excellent. Even the characteristic ridges over the eyes are present. While in most other cases four gill slits would be inaccurate, it is no issue that this figure only has four visible gill slits since in nurse sharks the fifth is so close to the fourth that it looks as if they only had four gill slits. These sharks are benthic, relatively docile sharks that usually do not attack humans if unprovoked, hence their vernacular name. The Atlantic Nurse Shark may be threatened but further information is needed to define its conservation status, it is therefore ranked "Data Deficient" by IUCN.
Here is a link to the figure at Safari Ltd's website: https://safariltd.com/products/view/wild-safari-sea-life-nurse-shark-figurines-200629

Edit 2017-02-05: Fixed broken image urls.


I think the same that you, one of the best figures of sharks even of this specie  ^-^.
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Safari WS Sealife Nurse Shark walk-around photos are back! :)