Shark Lab - Feeding

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The dermal appendages around the mouth of this tasseled wobbegong attract its prey.

The Wiley Wobbegongs

Wobbegongs are known to ambush, stalk, and lure their prey. Wobbegongs are adorned with spots, bands, or reticulations that help them disappear among sun-dappled coral, coralline algae and larger macroalgae. This and other distinguishing characteristics make them a highly successful ambush predator.

In this CoralRealm feature article we examine the predatory tactics of the wobbegongs. Not only does this article include a comprehensive examination of wobbie feeding behavior, there are also several rare photos of these sharks eating their prey.


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