Orectolobus reticulatus

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Orectolobus reticulatus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Orectolobidae
Genus: Orectolobus
Species: O. reticulatus
Binomial name
Orectolobus reticulatus
Last, Pogonoski & W. T. White, 2008
Network Wobbegong Range.png
Known range of the Network wobbegong (in blue)

Orectolobus reticulates, the network wobbegong, is a recently described species of carpet shark found in relatively shallow waters off Kimberley and Darwin in north-western Australia.[1] With a known maximum length of only 52.3 centimetres (20.6 in),[2] it may be the smallest species of wobbegong. Until its description in 2008, it had been confused with the northern wobbegong.[1]


  1. ^ a b Last, P.R., J.J. Pogonoski, & W. T. White. (2008). Orectolobus reticulatus sp. nov., a new wobbegong shark (Orectolobiformes: Orectolobidae) from the continental shelf of northwestern Australia. 39–47 in: Last, P.R., W. T. White, & J.J. Pogonoski, J.J. (eds). Descriptions of new Australian chondrichthyans. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper 22: 1–358 [40, figs 1-3].
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2010). "Orectolobus reticulatus" in FishBase. February 2010 version.