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Spotted Wobbegong
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Orectolobus maculatus
Family Name:
Orectolobidae
Size:
Max 3m
Color:
Variegated color pattern. Beige-greenish with dark saddles with corrugated margins and light spots.
Diet:
fishes, crayfish, crabs and octopuses
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Spotted Wobbegong

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Spotted Wobbegong Description
  All wobbegongs have a similar flattened body shape with differing color patterns and dermal lobes or tassels of skin around the head and jaws that helps us to differentiate between species. In Australian there are six species of wobbegong but the Ornate Wobbegong (Orectolobus ornatus) has the widest distribution. Commonly found resting amongst rocky or coral reefs, this species can be confused with the similar patterns of the Spotted Wobbegong but it has dark blotches and 'saddles' edged in black spots while the Spotted Wobbegong has dark blotches and 'saddles' edged in white spots.  
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