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Trygonorrhina fasciata  Müller & Henle, 1841

Southern fiddler ray
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Rhinopristiformes (Shovelnose rays) > Rhinobatidae (Guitarfishes) > Rhinobatinae
Etymology: Trygonorrhina: Greek, trygon = a sting ray + Greek, rhinos = nose (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 180 m (Ref. 12951).   Temperate, preferred ?; 25°S - 38°S, 149°E - 155°E

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Eastern Indian Ocean: endemic to Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 126 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6871); max. published weight: 6.7 kg (Ref. 6870)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Common near the coast (Ref. 6871), on sandy bottoms and seagrass areas, often near rocky reefs (Ref. 12951). Ranges from the intertidal to 180 m (Ref. 12951). Ovoviviparous with golden egg capsules, each with up to 3 embryos (Ref. 12951). The flesh is good to eat, although only a small quantity is sold in seafood outlets (Ref. 6871).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Exhibit ovoviparity (aplacental viviparity), with embryos feeding initially on yolk, then receiving additional nourishment from the mother by indirect absorption of uterine fluid enriched with mucus, fat or protein through specialised structures (Ref. 50449).

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Last, P.R. and J.D. Stevens, 1994. Sharks and rays of Australia. CSIRO, Australia. 513 p. (Ref. 6871)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; gamefish: yes; aquarium: public aquariums
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