Animal Species:Cobbler Wobbegong, Sutorectus tentaculatus (Peters, 1864)

Standard Common Name

Cobbler Wobbegong

Alternative Name/s

Blotched Wobbegong, Cobbler Carpetshark, Sombre Carpet Shark

Identification

The Cobbler Wobbegong can be recognised by the rows of warty tubercles along the back and its pattern of saddles and blotches. It has black spots on the dorsal surface and fins.

Size range

92 cm

Distribution

The species occurs from the central coast of Western Australia to eastern South Australia.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Sutorectus tentaculatus

Classification

Species:
tentaculatus
Genus:
Sutorectus
Family:
Orectolobidae
Order:
Orectolobiformes
Class:
Chondrichthyes
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.
  2. Last, P.R. & J.D. Stevens. 2009. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Edition 2. CSIRO. Pp. 644, Pl. 1-91.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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