Animal Species:Cobbler Wobbegong, Sutorectus tentaculatus (Peters, 1864)
Blotched Wobbegong, Cobbler Carpetshark, Sombre Carpet Shark
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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