A Tasselled wobbegong is a type of carpet shark that is found in the waters near Australia and Indonesia. They are a common sight in aquariums around the world, where they are often admired for their unique appearance.
These sharks get their name from the long, tassel-like tendrils that hang from their heads. These tendrils help to camouflage the shark by breaking up its outline against the seafloor. It has a large head and mouth, with a long tongue protruding from its face. The body of this creature is covered in circular scales that range in color from light brown to dark green. They have two sets of pectoral fins on either side of their bodies and five gill slits running down their sides for gas exchange.
Tasselled wobbegongs are not aggressive sharks and are generally considered to be quite docile. However, they should not be handled carelessly as they can deliver a powerful bite if threatened.
In order to survive, they need an environment that ranges between 18°C-27°C or 64°F-81°F. These creatures are usually found along the shores where there are plenty of rocks and coral reefs present for shelter and food sources such as sponges and mollusks.