Spotted wobbegong

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Spotted wobbegong
Orectolobus maculatus montague island.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Orectolobidae
Genus: Orectolobus
Species: O. maculatus
Binomial name
Orectolobus maculatus
(Bonnaterre, 1788)
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Range of spotted wobbegong (in blue)

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. It reaches a length of 3 m (9.8 ft).[1]

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  1. ^ Kindersley, Dorling (2001,2005). Animal. New York City: DK Publishing. ISBN 0-7894-7764-5.  Check date values in: |date= (help)