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Orectolobus reticulatus

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Orectolobus reticulatus

Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Orectolobidae
Genus: Orectolobus
Species: O. reticulatus
Binomial name
Orectolobus reticulatus
Last, Pogonoski & W. T. White, 2008

The network wobbegong (Orectolobus reticulatus) is a recently described species of carpet shark found in relatively shallow waters off Kimberley and Darwin in north-western Australia.[1] With a known maximum length of only 52.3 centimetres (20.6 in),[2] it may be the smallest species of wobbegong. Until its description in 2008, it had been confused with the northern wobbegong.[1]


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