Orectolobiformes

(Carpet Sharks)

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This order represents a very diverse group with respect to size and shapes. It consists of 7 families and 13 genera comprising 34 species. Assorted members of this group include species such as whale sharks, nurse sharks, and zebra sharks .

 

Families of Orectolobiformes


 
Parascyllidae
      (Collared carpetsharks)
  • 2 generea
  • 8 species
Brachaeluridae
      (Blind sharks)
  • 2 generea
  • 2 species
Orectolobidae
      (Wobbegongs)
  • 3 generea
  • 6 species
Hemiscyllidae
      (Bamboosharks)
  • 2 generea
  • 11 species
Stegostomatidae
      (Zebra sharks)
  • 1 generea
  • 1 species
Ginglymostomatidae
      (Nurse sharks)
  • 2 generea
  • 3 species
Rhiniodontidae
      (Whale sharks)
  • 1 generea
  • 1 species
 
  1. Orectolobiformes Collard carpetsharks (Parascyllidae)

  2. The Genera of Collared carpetsharks
    • Cirrhoscyllium

      • Barblethroat carpetshark (Cirrhoscyllium expolitum)
      • Taiwan saddled carpetshark (Cirrhoscyllium formosanum)
      • Saddle carpetshark (Cirrhoscyllium japonicum)

    • Parascyllium

      • Collared carpetshark (Parascyllium collare)
      • Rusty carpetshark (Parascyllium ferrugineum)
      • Tasmanian carpetshark (Parascyllium multimaculatum)
      • Ginger carpet shark (Parascyllium sparsimaculatum)
      • Necklace carpetshark (Parascyllium variolatum)


  3. Orectolobiformes Blind Sharks (Brachaeluridae)

  4. The Genera of Blind Sharks
    • Brachaelurus

      • Blind shark (Brachaelurus waddi)

    • Heteroscyllium

      • Bluegray carpetshark (Heteroscyllium colcloughi)

  5. Orectolobiformes Wobbegongs (Orectolobidae)

  6. The Genera of Wobbegongss
    • Eucrossorhinus

      • Tasselled wobbegong (Eucrossorhinus dasypogon)

    • Orectolobus

      • Japanese wobbegong (Orectolobus japonicus)
      • Spotted Wobbegong (Orectolobus maculatus)
      • Ornate wobbegong (Orectolobus ornatus)
      • Northern wobbegong (Orectolobus wardi)

    • Sutorectus

      • Cobbler wobbegong (Sutorectus tentaculatus)


  7. Orectolobiformes Bamboosharks (Hemiscyllidae)

  8. The Genera of Bamboosharks
    • Chiloscyllium

      • Arabian carpetshark (Chiloscyllium arabicum)
      • Bluespotted bambooshark (Chiloscyllium caerulopunctatum
      • Grey bamboo shark (Chiloscyllium griseum)
      • Catshark (Chiloscyllium indicum)
      • Whitespotted bambooshark (Chiloscyllium plagiosum)
      • Brownbanded bambooshark (Chiloscyllium punctatum)

    •   Hemiscyllium

      • Freycinet's Epaulette shark (Hemiscyllium freycineti)
      • Papuan epaulette shark (Hemiscyllium hallstromi)
      • Epaulette shark (Hemiscyllium ocellatum)
      • Hooded carpet shark (Hemiscyllium strahani)
      • Speckled carpetshark (Hemiscyllium trispeculare)


  9. Orectolobiformes Zebra Sharks (Stegostomatidae)

  10. The Genera of Zebra Sharks
    • Stegostoma

      • Zebra shark (Stegostoma fasciatum)


  11. Orectolobiformes Nurse Sharks (Ginglymostomatidae)

  12. The Genera of Nurse Sharks
    • Ginglymostoma

      • Short-tail nurse shark (Ginglymostoma brevicaudatum)
      • Nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum)

    • Nebrius

      • Tawny nurse shark (Nebrius ferrugineus)


  13. Orectolobiformes Whale Sharks (Rhiniodontidae)

  14. The Genera of Whale Sharks
    • Rhincodon

      • Whale shark (Rhincodon typus)


            
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