Orectolobus wardi


Northern wobbegong
Classification: Elasmobranchii Orectolobiformes Orectolobidae

Reference of the original description
WHITLEY, G.P. (1939)
Studies in Ichthyology. No. 12. Records of the Australian Museum, 20 (4): 264–277

Image of the original description
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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Sutorectus wardi

Orectolobus wardi
Holotype: AMS: IA.7784;

Description :

Citation: Orectolobus wardi WHITLEY, 1939: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 06/2021

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Common names
spa Tapicero zapatilla, fra \(T\) Requin-tapis savetier, eng North Australian wobbegong, eng Northern wobbegong, eng Wards wobbegong

Short Description
Dark rounded saddles with light outlining widely spaced by dusky areas and with a few dark spots; saddles on head and trunk forming conspicuous eyespots [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 Central Pacific: Australia.

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: not marketed/unknown; price reliability:

Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Found on the continental shelf, commonly inshore. Presumably feeds on bottom invertebrates and fishes, but diet still unrecorded.

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

reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 3 m [531]

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