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Fiddler Ray

The fiddler rays or banjo sharks are a genus, Trygonorrhina, of guitarfish, family Rhinobatidae. There are two species, found along the eastern and southern coasts of Australia.

Eastern fiddler ray

The eastern fiddler ray can grow to 4 feet meters), and can be spotted by the triangular markings behind its eyes—part of the distinctive coloring and shape that have earned this animal the nickname “banjo shark.

Eastern Fiddler Ray (Trygonorrhina sp.). Found in coastal eastern Australia from southern Queensland to southern New South Wales, Australia.

Found in coastal eastern Australia from southern Queensland to southern New South Wales, Australia.

The fiddler rays or banjo sharks are a genus, Trygonorrhina, of guitarfish, family Rhinobatidae. There are two species, found along the eastern and southern coasts of Australia

Fiddler Ray - Montague Island/ The fiddler rays or banjo sharks are a genus, Trygonorrhina, of guitarfish, family Rhinobatidae. There are two species, found along the eastern and southern coasts of Australia

How did the Fiddler Ray got its name is a mystery. However, Fiddler Rays aren’t bothered by their rather odd name. In fact they would like everyone to know it, especially the ray part. Fiddler Rays fins are often mislabled and served up as shark and shark fin soup is very, very popular. Despite this, of all the big rays in Sydney, Fiddler Rays are still the most common.

How did the Fiddler Ray got its name is a mystery. However, Fiddler Rays aren’t bothered by their rather odd name. In fact they would like everyone to know it, especially the ray part. Fiddler Rays fins are often mislabled and served up as shark and shark fin soup is very, very popular. Despite this, of all the big rays in Sydney, Fiddler Rays are still the most common.

♥ Eastern Fiddler Ray

An Eastern Fiddler Ray (Trygonorrhina fasciata) lurks beneath kelp.

Eastern Fiddler Ray - Trygonorrhina fasciata - This stingray grows to 3.93' (1.2 m) in length and is of the family Rhinobatidae. It lives in shallow sandy bays and rocky reefs down to depths of about 393.7' (120 m) from southern Queensland to southern New South Wales (NSW)

Eastern Fiddler Ray - Trygonorrhina fasciata - This stingray grows to m) in length and is of the family Rhinobatidae. It lives in shallow sandy bays and rocky reefs down to depths of about m) from southern Queensland to southern New South Wales (NSW)

Eastern Fiddler Ray - Montague Island NSW Australia

Eastern Fiddler Ray - Montague Island NSW Australia

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