Floral Banded Wobbegong

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About the Floral Banded Wobbegong

The Floral Banded Wobbegong is a species of carpet shark member of the family Orectolobidae, found in the Indian Ocean off South Western Australia.

Little is known about this species biology. Males can reach a maximum size between 72.5 to 75 cm TL and females between 67.4 to 71.4 cm TL. This species is thought to be viviparous based on the reproductive mode of other specimens from other orectolobid species.

This species is pelagic-neritic, found on the inner continental shelf at depths of 42-85 m. This shark is an Australian endemic, off southwest Australia between Geraldton and Augusta.

All sharks and rays are commercially protected under Western Australian law. This species is potentially protected in the Jurien Bay Marine Park, Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, and Marmion Marine Park, all of which are located in Western Australian waters.

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Scientific Name Orectolobus floridus
OrderCarpet Sharks - Orectolobiformes
CitesNot Listed
IUCNLeast Concern
Litter Size Unknown
Common Length 75.0 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 42-85 m
DistributionEastern Indian Ocean