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

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Orectolobus ornatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 16 May 2022,

Banded Wobbegong, Orectolobus ornatus (De Vis 1883)

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


Bray, D.J. 2018

Banded Wobbegong, Orectolobus ornatus (De Vis 1883)


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

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CAAB Code:37013001

Conservation:IUCN Near Threatened

Danger:May bite if provoked

Depth:1-100 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:290 cm TL

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