Northern Wobbegong, North Australian Wobbegong, Wards Wobbegong
Orectolobus wardi, Adult, Western Australia, Photo: Graham Edgar
Fat body with large dark circular marks on back and head. Relatively few tassels fringing mouth.
Max Size: 63 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 18.8-31.1°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Infrequent (2% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: extract from RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland