Species Index

Hemitrygon fluviorum
(Ogilby, 1908)

Common Name: Estuary Stingray

Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to eastern Australia, recorded from coastal central Queensland south through New South Wales to the Victorian border.

Ecological Notes: Inhabits mangrove areas and estuaries where it feeds on shellfish, crustaceans and worms. Depth range from shallow to 40 m.

Additional Notes: Yellow-brown diamond shaped disc, long whip-like tail bearing dorsal and ventral fin folds. Often noted in shallow waters in estuaries by fishers and canoists, is a known predator of oysters and has been persecuted in oyster farming areas. Grows to 130 cm total length with a disc width of around 63 cm.

References: FishBase. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2018. World Wide Web electronic publication. Accessed 24/04/2020.

Atlas of Living Australia website at…. Accessed 24/04/2020.