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 Tasselled wobbegong (Eucrossorhinus dasypogon)

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Tasselled wobbegong
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Phylum: Vertebates (Chordata)

Class: Carlilagenous Fishes (Chondrichthyes)
  Order: Carpetsharks (Orectolobiformes)
    Family: Wobbegongs (Orectolobidae)
      Genus: Eucrossorhinus (Eucrossorhinus)


Scientific: Eucrossorhinus dasypogon
German: Fransen-Teppichhai
English: Tasselled wobbegong
French: Requin tapis barbu
Spanish: Tapicero barbudo


Somewhat "nurse shark"-like appearance. Very big, broad and flattened head with branched dermal lobes. Big and broad pectoral fins. Two nearly equal-sized dorsal fin with the origin of the first dorsal fin opposite the pelvic fin hindbases. Anal fin origin is well behind the second dorsal fin origin. Spiracles present.


Color pattern of narrow dark lines and spots on a light background.


Western Pacific: Northern Australia, Indonesia, New Guinea.


A little-known species of inshore waters. Based on its appearance it may be a sluggish swimmer.


Feeds on bottom invertebrates and fishes.


Probably not larger than 125 cm. A reported measurement of 366 cm is highly questionable.


Aplacental viviparous (ovoviviparous). Size at birth around 20 cm.

 Similar Species

Similar to other wobbegong sharks but this species lacks barbels on the underside of its "chin" (underside of lower jaws).


Status in the IUCN Red List(Version 2001):

Main criterion: > NT (Near Threatened)
Sub criterion:
Trend: Declining

 Danger to Humans

Harmless. Accidents have happened, due to its camouflaged color.

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