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Northern wobbegong
Orectolobus wardi torquoise bay.jpg
Specimen at Turquoise Bay
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Genus:
Orectolobus
Species:
wardi
Orectolobus wardi distmap.png
Range of Northern wobbegong (in blue)

The northern wobbegong (Orectolobus wardi) is a carpet shark in the family Orectolobidae, found in the western Pacific Ocean around Australia, between latitudes 9° S to 26° S. It reaches a length of 63 cm.

Captivity

Northern wobbegongs are excellent aquarium sharks due to their small (30 inch) adult size. They can be successfully reared in 135 gallon aquaria, but sharks in general tend to do better in aquaria 180 gallons or more in volume.

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