The spotted wobbegong, Orectolobus maculatus, is a carpet shark in the family Orectolobidae, found in the eastern Indian Ocean from Western Australia to southern Queensland, between latitudes 20° S to 40° S.

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The Wobbegong lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 0 - 110 m , usually 0 - m environment.

The Spotted Wobbegong can be recognised by the skin flaps around the snout margin and the distinctive colour pattern of dark saddles and white rings on a yellow to greenish-brown background. More

The ornate wobbegong, Orectolobus ornatus, is a carpet shark in the family Orectolobidae, found in the western Pacific Ocean around eastern Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Australia, between latitudes 1° N and 34° S (around Sydney). More

Wobbegong is the common name given to the 11 species of carpet sharks in the family Orectolobidae. More

Wobbegong is the common name given to the 11 species of carpet sharks in the family Orectolobidae. They are found in shallow temperate and tropical waters of the western Pacific ... More

aka wobbegong, reaches a maximum length of 3.2 m, and the average size of an adult male is between 1.5-1.8 m. They are yellow-green or brown in color with saddle- and O-shaped markings. More

Natural History: Wobbegongs are generally sit and wait predators that blend in with their substrate very well. Though typically peaceful, sharks in shallow waters, r those annoyed by people, may bite viciously. More

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View all available Wards Wobbegong Pictures in the Shark Pictures Database Common Names: Wards wobbegong, Northern wobbegong. More

The ornate wobbegong was originally described as Crossorhinus ornatus by De Vis in 1883. This name was later changed to the currently valid Orectolobus ornatus (De Vis 1883). More

The spotted wobbegong is native to the western Pacific Ocean, particularly in Japanese and Australian waters and in the South China Sea. More

The two-year-old wobbegong, or carpet sharks, measuring up to 80cm in length, are bottom-dwelling sharks and regarded as harmless but can grow to three metres in length. More

with the similar patterns of the Spotted Wobbegong but it has dark blotches and 'saddles' edged in black spots while the Spotted Wobbegong has dark blotches and 'saddles' edged in white spots. More

to surface, including two wobbegong sharks found off the south west coast of Western Australia. The two newly discovered species of wobbegong sharks have made their public debut in the scientific journal, Zootaxa. More

The wobbegong disguises itself so well on the sea floor that unwary divers often step on it. Actually, one writer on the species says it looks as though it has already been stepped on, but that’s just rampant speciesism. More

Common names

Australischer Ammenhai in German (Deutsch)
Australsk Skæghaj in Danish (dansk)
Carpet shark in English
Common carpet shark in English
Common catshark in English
Fläckig Wobbegong in Swedish (Svenska)
Gemeiner Teppichhai in German (Deutsch)
Gevlekte bakerhaai in Dutch (Nederlands)
Kumohada-ôse in Japanese (日本語)
Pettyes dajkacápa in Hungarian (Magyar)
Plettet wobbegong in Danish (dansk)
Rengaspartahai in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Requin tapis in French (français)
Requin-tapis tacheté in French (français)
spotted wobbegong in English
Squalo nutrice in Italian (Italiano)
Tapicero manchado in Spanish (español)
Täpläpartahai in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Tassel shark in English
Tiburón alfombra in Spanish (español)
Tubarão-tapete in Portuguese (Português)
Wobbegong in English
Wobbegong in German (Deutsch)
斑紋鬚鯊 in Mandarin Chinese
斑纹须鲨 in Mandarin Chinese
斑须鲛 in Mandarin Chinese
斑鬚鮫 in Mandarin Chinese
虎沙 in Mandarin Chinese
虎鯊 in Mandarin Chinese
虎鲨 in Mandarin Chinese
豆腐鯊 in Mandarin Chinese
豆腐鲨 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Orectolobiformes
Family : Orectolobidae
Genus : Orectolobus
Species : Orectolobus maculatus
Authority : Bonnaterre, 1788