Banded Stingaree
Urolophus cruciatus

Summary

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.

Warning: The tail features a single venomous spine


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Habitat

Sandy bottoms in bays and coastal waters from the intertidal zone to a depth of around 210m

Distribution

South-eastern Australia from SA to NSW including around Tasmania

Size

Can grow to around 50cm long

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