Trygonoptera testacea Müller & Henle, 1841
Common stingaree
photo by Banks, I.

Family:  Urolophidae (Round rays)
Max. size:  47 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 135 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: southern Queensland to New South Wales.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found in sandy beaches and reefs but also well offshore. May venture well upstream in estuaries (Ref. 6871). Feeds on worms, crustaceans, bony fishes, and other stingarees (Ref. 12951).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 20.10.95
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 19.10.00

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