Taeniurops meyeni (Muller and Henle, 1841)
Relatively common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific, from the Red Sea and East Africa, to Micronesia, north to southern Japan, south to Australia. In Australia recorded from Exmouth in Western Australia, across the tropical north through the Great Barrier Reef south to northern New South Wales, and including Lord Howe Island.
Frequents wide range of habitats, from lagoons and inshore areas to offshore reefs and slopes. Depth to at least 500m, but usually 20 to 40m.
Recognised by the circular disc and blotchy black and white upper surface without thorns. Ventral skin fold extends to end of tail. Feeds on bottom dwelling fishes, molluscs and crustaceans and grows to 3m width.