Orectolobus floridus


Floral banded wobbegong
Classification: Elasmobranchii Orectolobiformes Orectolobidae

Reference of the original description
LAST, P.R. & CHIDLOW, J.A. (2008)
Two new wobbegong sharks, Orectolobus floridus sp. nov. and O. parvimaculatus sp. nov. (Orectolobiformes: Orectolobidae), from southwestern Australia. Zootaxa, 1673: 49–67

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Orectolobus floridus
Holotype: CSIRO: H 6168-02; Paratype: CSIRO: H 6169-01; CSIRO: H 6490-01; CSIRO: H 6168-01; CSIRO: H 5936-01; WAM: P 32869-001;

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Citation: Orectolobus floridus LAST & CHIDLOW, 2008: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 12/2018

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Common names
eng Floral banded wobbegong

Short Description
This species is characterized by the following: dorsal coloration when fresh strongly ornamented, mottled yellowish brown; side of the head with black spots; nasal barbel with 2 simple lobes; postspiracular lobes are poorly developed, distance across preorbital group 1.2-1.4 times interspace between preorbital group and postspiracular lobe (PO/PO-PS1), 12-14 times base length of anterior postspiracular lobe (PO/PS1); base of anterior postspiracular lobe 9-12 in its distance from postorbital group (PO- PS1/PS1), 5-6 in its distance from posterior postspiracular lobe (PS1-PS2/PS1); above eye is a weak tubercle; back without wart-like tubercles; dorsal fins low, raked, not upright; first dorsal-fin origin over mid pelvic-fin base; interdorsal space 0.3-0.4 times the anal-fin base length; anal-fin inner margin 1.1-1.2 times the anal-fin posterior margin; 18-20 teeth in upper jaw, medial row at symphysis of upper jaw absent; 47-52 monospondylous centra; 145-150 total vertebral centra (Ref. 74934).

Eastern Indian Ocean: southwestern Australia.

Size / Weight / Age
75.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 74934)); 71.4 cm TL (female)

pelagic-neritic; marine; depth range 42 - 85 m (Ref. 74934)

shark-references Species-ID=4349;