Wobbegongs do like their Australian waters. Out of the 12 known species of the family, only 4 have been drift away – to Indonesia and Papua New Guinea – and one species even to Japan. But all other wobbegong species stay off Australia, and there have been found new ones all the time, too.

Just like the Network wobbegong (Orectolobus reticulatus), that lives solely off North-West-Australia and has been first described in 2008. Like all species of its family, it has a broad and flattened body with a camouflaging pattern on the dorsal surface (in this case a characteristic network pattern) and is a bottom-dwelling ambush predator and ovoviviparous (gives birth to living pups).

Since network wobbegongs are the smallest wobbegong species with a maximum length of 20.6 in -52.3 cm-, it is possible that they will be sold in the aquarium trade (even much larger wobbegongs end up in captivity), despite being nocturnal, rather lethargic and a danger to tankmates in all sizes. Or they will be used for fish and chips (under the name flake) or for leather, just like other wobbegongs species.

Sources: here, here and here

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