The tasselled Wobbegong


The wobbegong is a carpet shark  and thus spends much of its time resting on the sea floor. At daytime one have to look under rocks and overhangs to find them resting.

On our trip to Raja Ampat we came across the tasselled wobbegong (Eucrossorhinus dasypogon), one of the 12 species of the Orectolobidae family aka carpet sharks on a regular basis.

Luckily we found some of them laying in the open or even swimming around.

 

Here some video footage of a swimming wobbegong

 

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