Southern fiddler ray
(Image credit: Mick Baron)
The southern fiddler ray has distinct markings across its back. Pale lines with brown edges across a pale grey background and there is no triangular pattern behind eyes, just three parallel lines.
Length: Up to 1.5 m
Coastal, on sand flats, seagrass beds, near jetties and wharves; 0-205 m depth
Log this species along the eastern, southern and western coasts of Tasmania
Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.
Redmap species descriptions were based, with permission, on the following books:
Australian Marine Life: The Plants and Animals of Temperate Waters by G. J. Edgar, Revised (2008) Reed Books, Melbourne
Fishes of Australia’s Southern Coast, Edited by M. Gomon. D. Bray and R. Kuiter (2008) Reed Books, Melbourne
Fishes of Tasmania by P. Last, E. Scott and F. Talbot (1983). Tasmanian Fisheries Development Authority, Hobart
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