Trygonoptera testacea Muller & Henle 1841
common stingaree

family Urolophidae

The Common Stingaree, Trygonoptera testacea, is very common in the Bay. They have round bodies, with angular snouts and are often quite small, from 12cm across, although they can reach 45cms. Colours range through pinks, greys and browns, generally blending in with the sand. They are usually found close to the bottom. Stingarees have a characteristic fin at the end of the tail. They have stinging barbs can inflict painful wounds but are generally not considered to be aggressive.

Distribution =   Endemic, southern Queensland to Southern NSW
Max size =   45cms