Image: Southern Fiddler Ray, Trygonorrhina dumerilii

Southern Fiddler Ray, Trygonorrhina dumerilii

A Southern Fiddler Ray at a depth of 3 m, Ardrossan Jetty, South Australia, 30 November 2008.

Phil Mercurio
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The species can be distinguished from the Eastern Fiddler Ray by the patterns behind the eyes. The Southern Fiddler Ray has three parallel stripes, whereas the Eastern Fiddler Ray has a trianglar shape between the eyes and a diamond shaped pattern behind each eye.

In the past, the name Trygonorrhina guaneria has been used for this species.

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Trygonorrhina dumerilii, Southern Fiddler Ray, Rhinobatidae,