Buried Shovelnosed ray, Glenelg by Dan Monceaux MLSSA

Fiddler Rays – RHINOBATIDAE

 

Genus Species Common name Described
Trygonorrhina dumerilii Southern Fiddler Ray 1873, Castelnau
Trygonorrhina fasciata Eastern Fiddler 1841, Müller & Henle
Aptychotrema vincentiana Western Shovelnose Ray 1885, Haacke

There are three species of the family Rhinobatidae found in South Australian waters. While the Western Shovelnose Ray is unmistakeable, the Eastern and Southern Fiddler rays can be quite easily mistaken for one another.

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