Orectolobus ornatus De Vis 1883
ornate wobbegong
Orectolobus ornatus, ornate wobbegong

Family Orectolobidae

The Ornate Wobbegong, Orectolobus ornatus is a small wobbegong and is often seen resting on coral as pictured left. Its markings are similar to the much larger Hale's wobbegong but quite differernt from the spotted wobbegong. O.ornatus & O.halei were classed as a single species until 2006.  >> more taxonomic details

Distribution =   Endemic, Port Douglas to Sydney
Max size =   1m
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