Eastern Shovelnose Stingaree

Trygonoptera imitata Yearsley, Last & Gomon, 2008

A large coastal stingaree with a relatively deep-body, a smooth rhomboidal to subcircular disc, two venomous spines and a long tail fin; no dorsal fin or skin folds along the tail. Upper surface brown to dark brown, sometimes scattered with darker and lighter spots; underside pale with broad darker margins.

Warning:The venomous barbs on the tail can cause a painful injury

How to identify Trygonoptera imitata?

What habitats does Trygonoptera imitata live in?

On the bottom, in shallow estuaries, Although it is believed this species also exists in deeper waters off the shelfs around South Australia

What is the distribution of Trygonoptera imitata?

South East Australian coastal waters including northern Tasmania

How big does Trygonoptera imitata grow?

Can grow to around 80cm

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