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Is this a wobegon?


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#1 Islandbound

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 03:01 AM

While I was looking at a coral this shark swam right next to me, sorry for the photo cutting his tail off (and this was with a FE lens too...) Is this a wobegon shark and does anyone have a resource for what the typical living range is for them? This picture is from yesterday (22nd) from the Keramas Islands near Okinawa Japan.
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#2 MikeVeitch

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 03:28 AM

definitely a wobbegong! nice capture.

not sure what type though

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 03:48 AM

The only species I know of that is found outside the Australia/Indonesia area is the Japanese Wobbegong, Orectolobus japonicus which is found as far north as Japan.

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#4 Islandbound

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 02:15 PM

Thanks for the help!