Occurs in two forms, which may represent different species: a small western form that extends to Adelaide, and a larger eastern form that is mainly confined to Victoria. Both forms differ from Trygonoptera testacea in lacking the small dorsal fin on the tail. The western stingaree is most commonly seen in shallow sheltered bays near seagrass beds.
Max Size: 37 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 11.6-22.6°C
Habitat: Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Infrequent (6% 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: Few (2 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