LATIN NAME : Orectolobus hutchinsi
FAMILY : Orectolobidae
PHYLUM : Chordata
CLASS : Chondrichthyes
It spends most of its time resting on the sea floor. Its flat body provides camouflage against the seabed.
The Western wobbegong is a bottom-dweller from the western and southern continental shelf of Australia, living at depths of 79 metres and no more than 106 metres from the seabed.
It feeds mainly on bony fish and cephalopods. Although fairly inactive, it does react when a prey comes close.
Juveniles measure between 22 and 26 cm at birth. Adults can grow to 1.50 m in length.
Les juvéniles mesurent entre 22 et 26 cm à la naissance. Adultes, ils peuvent atteindre 1,50 m de long.