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Trygonorrhina fasciata  Müller & Henle, 1841

Southern fiddler
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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Rajiformes (Skates and rays) > Rhinobatidae (Guitarfishes) > Rhinobatinae
Etymology: Trygonorrhina: Greek, trygon = a sting ray + Greek, rhinos = nose (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 180 m (Ref. 12951).   Temperate; 31°S - 41°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 126 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6871); max. published weight: 6.7 kg (Ref. 6870)

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Eastern Indian Ocean: endemic to Australia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Common near the coast (Ref. 6871), on sandy bottoms and seagrass areas, often near rocky reefs (Ref. 12951). Ranges from the intertidal to 180 m (Ref. 12951). Ovoviviparous with golden egg capsules, each with up to 3 embryos (Ref. 12951). The flesh is good to eat, although only a small quantity is sold in seafood outlets (Ref. 6871).

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Last, P.R. and J.D. Stevens, 1994. Sharks and rays of Australia. CSIRO, Australia. 513 p. (Ref. 6871)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; gamefish: yes; aquarium: public aquariums
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec assumed to be <100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (68 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.