Family Orectolobidae - Carpet or nurse sharks
  Order
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  Class
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Elasmobranchii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 3 | Species : 12 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
:
upper   Jurassic    
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
:
Distribution: Indo-Pacific. Body depressed, head very broad and flattened. Mouth inferior. Gill openings 5, the fourth and fifth behind origin of pectoral fin, over the base. Nostril with a well developed barbel. A deep groove leads from nostril to mouth. Head with lateral flaps of skin. First dorsal fin posteriorly located. Bottom sharks of warm-temperate to tropical continental waters of the western Pacific, occuring from intertidal down to at least 110 m. Ovoviviparous, with large litters of 20 or more young.
  Etymology
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Greek, oryktos = to digger + Greek, lobos = lobe ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
bearers
  Typical activity level
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  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Species/Synonymy list for the family Orectolobidae as currently in FishBase

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In the column CofF, the digit indicates the status of synchronization with CofF: 0: Not checked; 1: Same status;   2: Different status;   3: Other combination;   4: Synonym in CofF;   5: Species/Subspecies issue;   6: Synonym of another species in CofF;   7: Not in CofF;   8: Should not be in CofF. The CofF version currently used is the one published on 23-07-2014 (Ref. 97102).

The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Orectolobus maculatus (Bonnaterre, 1788)
acceptedseniornew
Squalus maculatus Bonnaterre, 1788
synonymseniororiginal2
Squalus barbatus Gmelin, 1789
synonymjuniororiginal2
Squalus lobatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Squalus labiatus Bleeker, 1855
ambiguousquestionableoriginal2
Orectolobus ornatus (De Vis, 1883)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Orectolobus devisi Ogilby, 1916
synonymjuniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Crossorhinus barbatus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Orectolobus barbatus (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Crossorhinus lobatus (non Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Orectolobus wardi Whitley, 1939
acceptedseniororiginal2
Sutorectus wardi (Whitley, 1939)
synonymseniornew
Orectolobus halei Whitley, 1940
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal1
Orectolobus hutchinsi Last, Chidlow & Compagno, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal2
Orectolobus sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Orectolobus sp. A Not applicable
synonymotherother
Orectolobus floridus Last & Chidlow, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal2
Orectolobus parvimaculatus Last & Chidlow, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal2
Orectolobus reticulatus Last, Pogonoski & White, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal2
Orectolobus leptolineatus Last, Pogonoski & White, 2010
acceptedseniororiginal2
Orectolobus maculatus (non Bonnaterre, 1788)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Orectolobus ornatus (non De Vis, 1883)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Orectolobus japonicus (non Regan, 1906)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Eucrossorhinus dasypogon (Bleeker, 1867)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Orectolobus dasypogon (Bleeker, 1867)
synonymseniornew
! Eucrossohrinus dasypogon (Bleeker, 1867)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
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