Southern Eagle Ray

Description

The Southern Eagle Ray has a blunt snout and eyes on the sides of the head. The disc is wider than long and has pointed tips. There is a small dorsal fin followed by a venomous stinging spine on the long whip-like tail. It is brownish, grey, olive-green or yellowish above and paler below. The upper surface has a variable pattern of grey-blue spots and bars. The species occurs in temperate waters of southern Australia and possibly New Zealand. Size Range. This species grows to 1.2 m in disc width and 2.4 m in total length. https://australian.museum/learn/animals/fishes/southern-eagle-ray-myliobatis-australis-macleay-1881/ Mark McGrouther, Updated 22/03/19