Orectolobus halei Whitley, 1940
Banded wobbegong
Orectolobus halei
photo by Banks, I.

Family:  Orectolobidae (Carpet or nurse sharks)
Max. size:  256 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 195 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: off Western Australia.
Biology:  The maximum size was based on jaws of a specimen in the personal collection of M. Harris (Harris, 2015, pers. comm.); but reported lengths up to 290 cm and 300 cm TL need further confirmation (Ref. 106604).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 23 March 2015 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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