Banded Wobbegong, Orectolobus ornatus (De Vis 1883)


Other Names: Banded Carpet Shark, Carpet Shark, Carpetshark, Ornate Wobbegong, Wobbegong

A Banded Wobbegong, Orectolobus ornatus - Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Source: Andrew J. Green / Reef Life Survey. License: CC By Attribution


Cite this page as:
Bray, D.J. 2018, Orectolobus ornatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 08 Oct 2022, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/1976

Banded Wobbegong, Orectolobus ornatus (De Vis 1883)

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Distribution

Port Douglas, QLD (16º32´S) to Sydney, NSW (33º36´S). The species also occurs in New Guinea.

Feeding

I've just been looking at the Orectolobus ornatus page on Fishes of Australia (https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/1976) and note that the maximum size should be corrected. It is reported as 290 cm TL.

The maximum size of O. ornatus given by Huveneers (2006) is "at least 1017 mm TL, males mature between 796–830 mm TL, females mature between 795–864 mm TL" cf. O. halei "to at least 2060 mm TL; males mature at 1684-1819 mm TL, females mature at 1605-1871 mm TL." Last & Stevens (2009) give the maximum size of O. ornatus as 110 cm, and comment that reports of O. halei to 290 cm TL require confirmation.

Cheers,
Clinton

Biology

Males mature between 796–830 mm TL, females mature between 795–864 mm TL

Author

Bray, D.J. 2018

Banded Wobbegong, Orectolobus ornatus (De Vis 1883)

References


Corrigan S, Huveneers C, Stow A, Beheregaray (2015) A multi-locus comparative study of dispersal in three codistributed demersal sharks from eastern Australia. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. doi: 10.1139/cjfas-2015-0085 PDF Open Access

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37013001

Conservation:IUCN Near Threatened

Danger:May bite if provoked

Depth:1-100 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:110 cm TL

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