Eastern Fiddler Ray or Banjo Shark

SHOVELNOSE RAYS…….. Trygonorrhina sp

During the last two months snorkel & kayak enthusiasts have seen many of these beautifully marked & well camouflaged Banjo Rays.They rest or feed[ active scavengers ] in the seagrass in fairly shallow water and don’t

appear to be disturbed by snorkellers observing from very close quarters .

The triangular or diamond shaped marking behind the eyes is very distinct.

The young  are developed in golden egg cases inside the mother  and born alive. The juvenile pictured was about 40cms long ,seen between Bar Beach & the fish cleaning station at Merimbula .

Banjo ray ..juvenile

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