Last, Chidlow & Compagno, 2006
|Range of western wobbegong (in blue)|
Orectolobus hutchinsi, the western wobbegong, is a species of carpet shark in the family Orectolobidae. Despite having been known for many years (often referred to as Orectolobus sp. A), it only received its scientific name in 2006. It is found at rocky reefs off Western Australia between Bremer Bay and Coral Bay at depths down to 106 metres (348 ft). It is a medium-large wobbegong with a skin pattern somewhat resembling that of a jaguar and a maximum length of 1.5 metres (4.9 ft).
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- New shark found in Australia Matt Clarke, Practical Fishkeeping