SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=7) ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Family: Orectolobidae Carpet or nurse sharks

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Photo by Good, P.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 366 cm TL
Eucrossorhinus dasypogon (Bleeker, 1867)

Photo by Good, P.
Eucrossorhinus dasypogon
[Tasselled wobbegong]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 75 cm TL

Orectolobus floridus
[Floral banded wobbegong]

Photo by Banks, I.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 256 cm TL
Orectolobus halei Whitley, 1940

Photo by Banks, I.
Orectolobus halei
[Banded wobbegong]
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Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 149 cm TL

Orectolobus hutchinsi
[Western wobbegong]

Photo by Murch, A.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 118 cm TL
Orectolobus japonicus Regan, 1906

Photo by Murch, A.
Orectolobus japonicus
[Japanese wobbegong]

Photo by Krajangdara, T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Orectolobus leptolineatus Last, Pogonoski & White, 2010

Photo by Krajangdara, T.
Orectolobus leptolineatus
[Indonesian wobbegong]

Photo by JJPhoto

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 320 cm TL
Orectolobus maculatus (Bonnaterre, 1788)

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Orectolobus maculatus
[Spotted wobbegong]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Max. Length 290 cm TL
Orectolobus ornatus (De Vis, 1883)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
Orectolobus ornatus
[Ornate wobbegong]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 94.3 cm TL

Orectolobus parvimaculatus
[Dwarf spotted wobbegong]
No picture found
Indian and Western oceans
Max. Length 52.3 cm TL

Orectolobus reticulatus
[Network wobbegong]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 63 cm TL
Orectolobus wardi Whitley, 1939

Photo by FAO
Orectolobus wardi
[Northern wobbegong]

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Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 92 cm TL
Sutorectus tentaculatus (Peters, 1864)

Photo by FAO
Sutorectus tentaculatus
[Cobbler wobbegong]

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Eucrossorhinus dasypogon Tasselled wobbegong Indo-West Pacific 366 TL 1867
Orectolobus floridus Floral banded wobbegong Eastern Indian Ocean 75 TL 2008
Orectolobus halei Banded wobbegong Eastern Indian Ocean 256 TL 1940
Orectolobus hutchinsi Western wobbegong Eastern Indian Ocean 149 TL 2006
Orectolobus japonicus Japanese wobbegong Western Pacific 118 TL 1906
Orectolobus leptolineatus Indonesian wobbegong Western Pacific 120 TL 2010
Orectolobus maculatus Spotted wobbegong Eastern Indian Ocean 320 TL 1788
Orectolobus ornatus Ornate wobbegong Indo-Pacific 290 TL 1883
Orectolobus parvimaculatus Dwarf spotted wobbegong Eastern Indian Ocean 94.3 TL 2008
Orectolobus reticulatus Network wobbegong Indian and Western oceans 52.3 TL 2008
Orectolobus wardi Northern wobbegong Western Central Pacific 63 TL 1939
Sutorectus tentaculatus Cobbler wobbegong Eastern Indian Ocean 92 TL 1864

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