Average Length – 4ft
They have a pattern of symmetrical bold markings resembling elaborate carpet designs.
Their jaw line is filled with small weed-like whisker lobes to aid with camouflage.
Found in the shallow waters of the Eastern Indian Ocean, Southern Australia and sometimes around Japan and the South China Sea.
They prefer coral & rocky reefs, under piers, and on sandy bottoms.
These strange sharks are bottom dwellers that rest along the seafloor.
They hide under the sand or in between rocks.
The word Wobbegong comes from an Australian Aboriginal language meaning “shaggy beard.” which refers to the tassels that grow around the shark’s mouth.
There are 12 living species of Wobbegong, most of which are considered “least concernc” status by the UCN Red List status
They are not considered dangerous to humans. However there have been reports of attacks by swimmers and divers who have come close to them.