Habitat and Ecology
A small species growing to less than a meter in length (92 cm), with males maturing about 65 cm. Ovoviviparous development, with young born at about 22 cm. Chidlow (2003) reported only one pregnant female which contained 12 developing embryos with a sex ratio strongly biased towards males.
Life History and Behavior
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Sutorectus tentaculatus
Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Sutorectus tentaculatus
Public Records: 4
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
- Needs updating
Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems
The cobbler wobbegong, Sutorectus tentaculatus, is a carpet shark in the family Orectolobidae, the only member of the genus Sutorectus. It is found in the subtropical eastern Indian Ocean around Western Australia between latitudes 26° S and 35° S. It is frequently found in rocky and coral reef areas. Cobbler wobbegong reaches a length of 92 cm. It has unbranched dermal lobes on the head, rows of warty tubercles along the back and black spots on the body and fins.
Its reproduction is ovoviviparous.
- Dianne J. Bray, 2011, Cobbler Wobbegong, Sutorectus tentaculatus, in Fishes of Australia, accessed 07 Oct 2014, http://www.fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/1979
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Sutorectus tentaculatus" in FishBase. may 2006 version.