Cobbler wobbegong

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Cobbler wobbegong
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Orectolobidae
Genus: Sutorectus
Whitley, 1939
Species: S. tentaculatus
Binomial name
Sutorectus tentaculatus
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Range of Cobbler wobbegong (in blue)

The cobbler wobbegong, Sutorectus tentaculatus, is a carpet shark in the family Orectolobidae, the only member of the genus Sutorectus. It is found in the subtropical eastern Indian Ocean around Western Australia between latitudes 26° S and 35° S. It is frequently found in rocky and coral reef areas. Cobbler wobbegongs reach a length of 92 cm. It has unbranched dermal lobes on the head, rows of warty tubercles along the back and black spots on the body and fins.[2][3]

Its reproduction is ovoviviparous.

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  1. ^ Huveneers, C. & Simpfendorfer, C. (2015). "Sutorectus tentaculatus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2015: e.T41864A68646166. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T41864A68646166.en. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  2. ^ Dianne J. Bray, 2011, Cobbler Wobbegong, Sutorectus tentaculatus, in Fishes of Australia, accessed 07 Oct 2014,
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Sutorectus tentaculatus" in FishBase. May 2006 version.

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