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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Orectolobidae Carpet or nurse sharks

Genus: Orectolobus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Orectolobus floridus Floral banded wobbegong Eastern Indian Ocean 75 TL 2008
Orectolobus halei Banded wobbegong Eastern Indian Ocean 256 TL 1940
Orectolobus hutchinsi Western wobbegong Eastern Indian Ocean 149 TL 2006
Orectolobus japonicus Japanese wobbegong Western Pacific 118 TL 1906
Orectolobus leptolineatus Indonesian wobbegong Western Pacific 120 TL 2010
Orectolobus maculatus Spotted wobbegong Eastern Indian Ocean 320 TL 1788
Orectolobus ornatus Ornate wobbegong Indo-Pacific 290 TL 1883
Orectolobus parvimaculatus Dwarf spotted wobbegong Eastern Indian Ocean 94.3 TL 2008
Orectolobus reticulatus Network wobbegong Indian and Western oceans 52.3 TL 2008
Orectolobus wardi Northern wobbegong Western Central Pacific 63 TL 1939



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