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Japanese wobbegong

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Japanese wobbegong

Japanese wobbegong
Orectolobus japonicus in the Naturhistorisches Museum Wien
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Orectolobidae
Genus: Orectolobus
Species: O. japonicus
Binomial name
Orectolobus japonicus
Regan, 1906
Range of Japanese wobbegong (in blue)

The Japanese wobbegong, Orectolobus japonicus, is a carpet shark in the family Orectolobidae of the wobbegong family, found in the tropical western Pacific Ocean from Japan and Korea to Viet Nam and the Philippines, between latitudes 43 and 6°N. It reaches a length of 1 m.

See also


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Orectolobus japonicus in FishBase. may 2006 version.
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