Image: Southern Eagle Ray tooth plate - crushing surface

Southern Eagle Ray tooth plate - crushing surface

The crushing surface of a tooth plate from a Southern Eagle Ray, Myliobatis australis. The plate was found between Scottish Rocks and Hole-In-The-Wall, Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay on 24 May 2014.

Photographer:
Adrian & Sally Diamond
Rights:
© Adrian & Sally Diamond

Notes

Adrian and Sally stated that "It was found in the shallows, about a foot back from the shore line. In the water it was glistening a tan and golden colour.

Last and Stevens (2009) state that the  "Teeth plate-like, mostly with 7 rows in each jaw (outer rows sometimes concealed or reduced); central row very broad, each tooth more than 5 times wider than those adjacent.

Reference:

  1. Last, P.R. & J.D. Stevens. 2009. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Edition 2. CSIRO. Pp. 644, Pl. 1-91.

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Tags Myliobatis australis, tooth plate, Southern Eagle Ray, Myliobatidae, marine, brown, tan, gold, fishes, ichthyology,