Eucrossorhinus dasypogon

(Bleeker, 1867)

Tasselled wobbegong
Classification: Elasmobranchii Orectolobiformes Orectolobidae

Reference of the original description
Bleeker, P. (1867)
Description et figure d'une espèce inédite de Crossorhinus de l'archipel des Moluques. Archives néerlandaises des sciences exactes et naturelles, Series 1, 2: 400-402, Pl. 21

Image of the original description

Eucrossorhinus dasypogon (Bleeker, 1867) described as Crossorhinus dasypogon

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Crossorhinus dasypogon, Eucrossorhinus ogilbyi, Orectolobus dasypogon, Orectolobus ogilbyi

Eucrossorhinus dasypogon
Syntype: BMNH: 1867.11.28.209 RMNH: 7411 Waigiu RMNH: 5118 Aru
Orectolobus ogilbyi
Syntype: AMS: I.5405;

Description :

Citation: Eucrossorhinus dasypogon (Bleeker, 1867): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 06/2024

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Eucrossorhinus dasypogon (Bleeker, 1867), ERB 1253, female, 76, 5 TL, Queensland, Australia © Frederik H. Mollen (Elasmobranch Research Belgium)
Common names
spa Tapicero barbudo, fra \(T\) Requin tapis barbu, fra \(T\) Requin-tapis barbu, eng Bearded wobbegong, eng Ogilbys wobbegong, eng Tasseled wobbegong, eng Tasselled wobbegong, eng Tassled wobbegong

Short Description
Body with a reticular pattern of narrow dark lines [544]. Caudal fin with its upper lobe hardly elevated above the body axis, with a strong terminal lobe and subterminal notch but no ventral lobe [544].

Western Pacific: eastern Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and northern Australia (including Barrow Island, Western Australia). Questionable occurrence in Malaysia. Source:

Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. A little-known shark found on the continental shelf and offshore reefs. Probably feeds on bottom fishes and invertebrates.

Size / Weight / Age
125 cm TL (male/unsexed; [1388])

reef-associated; marine; depth range ? - 40 m (Ref. 9710)

shark-references Species-ID=2198;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)