carpet shark


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  • noun

Synonyms for carpet shark

shark of the western Pacific with flattened body and mottled skin

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The 2 ft long Wobbegong, also known as a carpet shark, was finally persuaded to release its grip when a lifeguard flushed its gills out with fresh water.
Tresoglavic, 22, was snorkelling on a reef off Caves Beach near Newcastle when the carpet shark attacked his leg.
Luke, 22, was snorkelling on a reef off Caves Beach, near Newcastle, when the carpet shark bit.
Common name Other common names Scientific name Rig gummy shark, smoothhound, Mustelus spotted dogfish, spotted lenticulatus smoothhound, lemon fish, pioke School grey shark, tope, flake, Galeorhinus galeus shark makohuarau, tupere Spiny southern spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias dogfish spurdog, spineback, spikey dog Northern grey spiny dogfish, shortspine Squalus mitsukurii spiny spurdog, green-eyed dogfish dogfish Hammerhead hammerhead Sphyrna zygaena shark Bronze whaler Carcharhinus whaler brachyurus Blue shark blue pointer, blue whaler Prionace glauca Porbeagle mackerel shark Lamna nasus Mako mackerel shark Isurus oxyrinchus Carpet shark swell shark, cat shark Cephaloscyllium isabellum
Bamboos are carpet sharks, which means they spend most of their time resting on the seabed.
The two-year-old wobbegong, or carpet sharks, measuring up to 80cm in length, are bottom-dwelling sharks and regarded as harmless but can grow to three metres.