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Eucrossorhinus dasypogon


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lexID:
3247 
AphiaID:
298163 
Scientific:
Eucrossorhinus dasypogon 
German:
Quasten-Teppichhai 
English:
Tasselled Wobbegong 
Category:
Squali 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Elasmobranchii (Class) > Orectolobiformes (Order) > Orectolobidae (Family) > Eucrossorhinus (Genus) > dasypogon (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Bleeker, ), 1867 
Occurrence:
Australia, Indonesia, Pacifico occidentale, Papua Nuova Guinea 
Sea depth:
1 - 50 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 125cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 28°C 
Food:
Granchi, Piccoli pesci, Tutti i tipi di pesci corallini 
Difficulty:
Non adatto agli acquari! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2010-07-02 09:49:10 

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Eucrossorhinus dasypogon, also known as "tasselled wobbegong", is found exclusively in the western Pacific Ocean from Indonesia and Papua New Guinea to the north coast of Australia. Occasionally he is also to find in the northern Great Barrier Reef.

The tasselled wobbegong's body has a reticular pattern of narrow dark lines, and a caudal fin with its upper lobe hardly elevated above the body axis and a strong terminal lobe and subterminal notch but no ventral lobe.

It is a little-known shark found on the continental shelf and offshore reefs, probably feeding on bottom fishes and invertebrates. It might bite in self-defense or when mistaking a human foot for its usual prey. Its tough skin is sometimes used for leather. The maximum length of 3.66 m reported for this species is uncertain. It has been suggested that this species may be an obligate coral reef dweller. The tasselled wobbegong is nocturnal, leaving resting areas in caves and under ledges to feed at night.

Order: Orectolobiformes
Family: Orectolobidae
Genus: Eucrossorhinus
Species: E. dasypogon



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