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Family: Orectolobidae Carpet or nurse sharks



(See list of species below)



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12 species (see list below)

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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

Orectolobus halei Whitley, 1940

Photo by Banks, I.
 
Orectolobus halei
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 149 cm TL

 
Orectolobus hutchinsi
[Western wobbegong]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Orectolobus japonicus Regan, 1906

Photo by FAO
 
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)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Orectolobus maculatus
[Spotted wobbegong]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
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
[]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Orectolobus wardi
[Northern wobbegong]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Sutorectus tentaculatus
[Cobbler wobbegong]
12 Species of Family Orectolobidae
(Carpet or nurse sharks)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1867 Eucrossorhinus dasypogon Tasselled wobbegong Indo-West Pacific 366 TL
2008 Orectolobus floridus Floral banded wobbegong Eastern Indian Ocean 75 TL
1940 Orectolobus halei Eastern Indian Ocean
2006 Orectolobus hutchinsi Western wobbegong Eastern Indian Ocean 149 TL
1906 Orectolobus japonicus Japanese wobbegong Western Pacific 100 TL
2010 Orectolobus leptolineatus Indonesian wobbegong Western Pacific 120 TL
1788 Orectolobus maculatus Spotted wobbegong Eastern Indian Ocean 320 TL
1883 Orectolobus ornatus Ornate wobbegong Indo-Pacific 290 TL
2008 Orectolobus parvimaculatus Dwarf spotted wobbegong Eastern Indian Ocean 94.3 TL
2008 Orectolobus reticulatus Indian and Western oceans 52.3 TL
1939 Orectolobus wardi Northern wobbegong Western Central Pacific 63 TL
1864 Sutorectus tentaculatus Cobbler wobbegong Eastern Indian Ocean 92 TL



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