Myliobatis australis, Port Stephens, NSW, Photo: Tom Davis
The upper surface has numerous blue spots and crescents arranged in a regular pattern across an olive-green background. Eagle rays are sometimes seen foraging across estuarine sandflats for crabs and molluscs in water so shallow that the wings protrude above the water surface.
Max Size: 120 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 12.1-23.8°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef, Seagrass, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Infrequent (7% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney