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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Orectolobidae Carpet or nurse sharks

Genus: Orectolobus

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Max. Length 75 cm TL

 
Orectolobus floridus
[Floral banded wobbegong]



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

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

 
Orectolobus hutchinsi
[Western wobbegong]



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Orectolobus maculatus
[Spotted wobbegong]



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Orectolobus ornatus
[Ornate wobbegong]
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Max. Length 94.3 cm TL

 
Orectolobus parvimaculatus
[Dwarf spotted wobbegong]
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Max. Length 52.3 cm TL

 
Orectolobus reticulatus
[Network wobbegong]



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

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Orectolobus wardi
[Northern wobbegong]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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



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