The floral banded wobbegong is a carpet shark living in the Indian Ocean.
Floral Banded Wobbegong Scientific Classification
|Scientific Name||O. floridus|
At maximum, these sharks are 2.4-2.5 feet, making them one of the smallest wobbegong sharks ever. Inside its short mouth are about 18-20 fang-like teeth in the upper jaw.
Dorsally they have a strongly ornamented yellowish-brown coloration. One can observe a series of black spots on the side of the shark’s head.
Where do they live
Map Of The Floral Banded Wobbegong Shark’s Habitat
They live in the eastern Indian Ocean around southwestern Australia.
Floral banded wobbegongs are pelagic, swimming at a depth of 138-279 feet in tropical waters.
They suck their prey towards them while remaining hidden at the bottom of the ocean floor, impaling them on their big teeth.
Floral banded wobbegongs are ovoviviparous.
Interactions with humans
The IUCN lists this shark as “Least Concern” or “LC”.