Image: Southern Eagle Ray tooth plate - side view

Southern Eagle Ray tooth plate - side view

Side view of the embedded 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.


  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, Southern Eagle Ray, tooth plate, Myliobatidae, ridges, marine, fishes, ichthyoloyg, brown, tan, gold, ichthyology,