Image: Cobbler Wobbegong with a gilled leech

Cobbler Wobbegong with a gilled leech

A gilled leech on the dorsal fin of a Cobbler Wobbegong at a depth of 4.5 m, Port Hughes, South Australia, 16 November 2008.

Photographer:
Phil Mercurio
Rights:
© Phil Mercurio

Notes

The Cobbler Wobbegong has few unbranched dermal lobes on the head and warty tubercles on the head and back (some are visible in the image).

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

Reference:
Last, P.R. & J.D. Stevens. 2009. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Edition 2. CSIRO. Pp. 644, Pl. 1-91.

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Cobbler Wobbegong, Sutorectus tentaculatus, Orectolobidae, brown, black, blotches, marine,