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carpet shark

Syllabification: car·pet shark

Definition of carpet shark in English:

noun

A relatively small shallow-water shark with barbels around the nose or mouth and typically with a conspicuous color pattern. It is found in the Indo-Pacific region and the Red Sea.
  • Family Orectolobidae: Orectolobus and other genera, and several species
Example sentences
  • I did see a wobbegong or carpet shark but I was out of film as usual.
  • I know it's not the stuff of heroes, being bitten by a ‘carpet shark‘.
  • The man, 22, was snorkelling on a reef off Caves Beach near Newcastle when the carpet shark attacked his leg.

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