Trygonoptera ovalis

Striped stingaree
Trygonoptera ovalis
Trygonoptera ovalis, Fremantle, WA, Photo: Tom Davis

Distribution

Localised


Description

Mask around each eye and paired dark stripes that run back from behind the head to the tail. It is the most common stingaree seen on inshore reefs off the southern west coast.


Information

Max Size: 61 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 17.1-23.6°C

Depth: 2-43m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.


Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Least Concern

Occurrence: Common (25.3% 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