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Orectolobus ornatus  (De Vis, 1883)

Ornate wobbegong
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Australia country information

Common names: Banded carpet shark, Banded wobbegong, Carpet shark
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
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Aquaculture: | Ref:
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Uses: no uses
Comments: Known from all states except Tasmania (Ref. 90102). Taken by dropline off New South Wales and as bycatch of the Australian shark fishery (Ref. 6871). Also Ref. 247, 13577, 43278.
National Checklist:
Country Information: httpss://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html
National Fisheries Authority: https://www.csiro.au/
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Last, P.R. and J.D. Stevens, 1994
National Database:

Classification / Names

Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Orectolobiformes (Carpet sharks) > Orectolobidae (Carpet or nurse sharks)
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL

Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 290 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6871)

Length at first maturity
Lm ?, range 94 - ? cm

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 54689)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 1°N - 40°S, 114°E - 154°E

Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, south to Australia (including southern Australia and Western Australia). Apparently questionable in Japan and the Philippines (other sources).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 0. Back with light areas between dark saddles marked with dark, light-centered blotches and spots, not reticulated lines (Ref. 13577). Caudal fin with its upper lobe hardly elevated above the body axis, with a strong terminal lobe and subterminal notch but no ventral lobe (Ref. 13577).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A common bottom shark of inshore continental waters, on algal-covered rocky areas and coral reefs (Ref. 247). Nocturnal, resting on the bottom during the day and prowling on its reef habitat at night (Ref. 247). Presumably feeding on bottom invertebrates and fishes but diet unrecorded (Ref. 13577). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449). Attacks waders and fishers in tide pools (Ref. 247). Interest to fisheries limited; its skin very tough and attractively patterned and utilized for leather (Ref. 13577).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Traumatogenic (Ref. 247)



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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5012 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
4.0   ±0.60 se; Based on food items.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec assumed to be <100)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
High vulnerability (60 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown