Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Chondrichthyes  
 Order Orectolobiformes  
 Family Orectolobidae  
 Genus Orectolobus  
  Orectolobus leptolineatus  Last, Pogonoski &White, 2010 
Provider: TaiCoL 
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Synonyms:Squalus appendiculatusSqualus barbatusSqualus labiatusSqualus lobatusSqualus maculatus  details
1. Last, P. R. , J. J. Pogonoski & W. T. White. 2010. A new wobbegong shark, Orectolobus leptolineatus sp nov. (Orectolobiformes: Orectolobidae), from the west central Pacific. In: Descriptions of new sharks and rays from Borneo [ref. 30846]. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper No. 032: 1-16
2. Ebert, D. A. , W. T. White, H. C. Ho, P. R. Last, K. Nakaya, B. Séret, N. Straube, G. J. P. Naylor & M. R. C. de Carvalho. 2013. An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of Taiwan. Zootaxa 3752 (no. 1): 279-386.
Character: Body depressed, head and snout broad, flattened. Eyes small, with tubercles along upper eyelid. Spiracle large, behind and below eye. Gill openings small, 3rd -5th above pectoral fin base. Head with 8-10 dermal lobes below and in front of eye on each side. Nasal barbells with a few basal branches. No dermal tubercles or ridges on back. Origin of 1st dorsal fin about over last third of pelvic base. First dorsal fin height about equal to its base length. Interspace between dorsal fins longer than inner margin of 1st dorsal, and about half length of dorsal base. Colour brownish, with numerous white spots and marking, white blotch behind spiracle. Lower surfaces uniformly pale. 
Habitat: An abundant, temperate to tropical, inshore bottom shark species. Ovoviviparous, with large number of young per litter. Maximum total length about 320 cm. Size of maturity at about 60 cm TL. Size at birth estimated to be about 21 cm. 
Distribution: Western Pacific including Japan, South China Sea, Australia, 
Utility: Usually caught by bottom longlines and trawls. Some are taken by divers with spears. Utilized for human consumption. 
Name Code: 383135
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