Bite was a wobbe­gong

The Weekend Post - - Nation -

A WOBBE­GONG has been iden­ti­fied as the species of shark that bit a Syd­ney surfer.

The 28-year-old man was bit­ten on the foot at Manly just be­fore 7pm on Wed­nes­day, prompt­ing a shark alarm to be sounded at the pop­u­lar beach.

The De­part­ment of Pri­mary In­dus­tries yes­ter­day said a shark bi­ol­o­gist had as­sessed pho­to­graphs of the wounds to iden­tify the cul­prit as a wobbe­gong shark.

The brown-coloured fish can grow up to three me­tres, in­hab­its shal­low in­shore wa­ters and can be­come ag­gres­sive if dis­turbed.

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