Spotted Wobbegong

Species information for the Spotted Wobbegong, in the Sharks category.

  1. FAMILY - Orectolobidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Orectolobus Maculatus

    COMMON NAME - Spotted Wobbegong (Common Wobbegong)

    SIZE - 10.4 ft. (3.2m)

    RANGE - Western Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 1,000 US Gal. (3785 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Meaty foods, fresh shrimp, scallops, marine fish flesh. Feed to satiation 2 times a week. Feeding of large prey items may cause bloating and flotation of the specimen

    AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - 1

    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Not Recommended

    CAPTIVE CARE - Ambush predator, inactive during the day, a voracious feeder, more than one in the same system can be kept, will consume other sharks, may consume own species. A stable cave or sheltering ledge is required where it can hide.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 3, 2014
    jhnrb, Jun 18, 2009
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