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