Orectolobiformes is an order of sharks, there being seven families and five genera. They are very varied and include the wobbegongs and nurse sharks which are both very sluggish, and the whale shark, the biggest fish of all.
Carpet Sharks
Photograph of a spotted wobbegong, Orectolobus maculatus, and information from Wikipedia on the anatomical features that distinguish members of the order Orectolobiformes.
Nurse sharks
Photograph and information from Wikipedia on this sluggish bottom-dwelling shark.
Spotted Wobbegong
Several photographs of Orectolobus maculatus and information on its habitat and range, biology, reproduction and food habits.
Tasselled Wobbegong: Eucrossorhinus dasypogon
Photographs and information from ARKive including classification, status, description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
Whale Shark Bibliography
Searchable references about the Whale Shark, Rhincodon typus.
Whale Shark: Rhincodon typus
Photographs and information from ARKive including classification, status, description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
Whale Sharks
General information about biology and conservation of the world's largest fish.
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