Eucrossorhinus dasypogonis commonly referred to as Tasselled Wobbegong, Bearded Wobbegong, Ogilbys Wobbegong, Ogilby's Wobbegong. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Eucrossorhinus dasypogon, also known as "tasselled wobbegong", is found exclusively in the western Pacific Ocean from Indonesia and Papua New Guinea to the north coast of Australia. Occasionally he is also to find in the northern Great Barrier Reef.
The tasselled wobbegong's body has a reticular pattern of narrow dark lines, and a caudal fin with its upper lobe hardly elevated above the body axis and a strong terminal lobe and subterminal notch but no ventral lobe.
It is a little-known shark found on the continental shelf and offshore reefs, probably feeding on bottom fishes and invertebrates. It might bite in self-defense or when mistaking a human foot for its usual prey. Its tough skin is sometimes used for leather. The maximum length of 3.66 m reported for this species is uncertain. It has been suggested that this species may be an obligate coral reef dweller. The tasselled wobbegong is nocturnal, leaving resting areas in caves and under ledges to feed at night.