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Orectolobus maculatus  (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Spotted wobbegong
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Classification / Names Noms communs | Synonymes | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Élasmobranches (requins et raies) (sharks and rays) > Orectolobiformes (Carpet sharks) > Orectolobidae (Carpet or nurse sharks)
Etymology: Orectolobus: Greek, orektos = stretch out + Greek, lobos = lobe (Ref. 45335).

Environnement / Climat / Gamme Écologie

; marin récifal; profondeur 0 - 110 m (Ref. 247), usually 0 - ? m (Ref. 55261).   Temperate; 20°S - 40°S, 113°E - 154°E

Length at first maturity / Taille / Poids / Âge

Maturity: Lm ?, range 60 - ? cm
Max length : 320 cm TL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 247); common length : 180 cm TL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 247)

Description synthétique Morphologie | Morphométrie

Épines dorsales (Total): 0; Rayons mous dorsaux (Total): 0; Épines anales 0; Rayons mous anaux: 0. Back dark, with light O-shaped markings obscuring darker saddles (Ref. 13577). Caudal fin with its upper lobe hardly elevated above the body axis, with a strong terminal lobe and subterminal notch but no ventral lobe (Ref. 13577).

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