General Description

Body flattened, disc-like with a short tapering tail, a single prominent serrated spine, a short cauda fin and no dorsal fin. Greyish to yellowish-brown above with a dark median stripe and a pattern of dark bars, stripes and blotches. The dusky background and contrasting, distinctively darker markings on the upper surface of the Banded Stingaree distinguish this species from other stingarees in the area. Maximun total length 50 cm.


Like most rays, the Banded Stingaree feeds on invertebrates. It is usually inactive during the day, often remaining partially buried.


South-eastern Australia.


Sandy bottoms in bays and coastal waters, to depth of 160 m.

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