Eastern Shovelnose Ray
Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to Australia, distributed along eastern Australia from Central Queensland to southern New South Wales.
Frequents sandy areas off beaches and estuaries to depths of 60 m.
This species is recognised by the sandy colouration with darker blotches and its long triangular snout. It preys on crustaceans, molluscs and small fishes. Ovoviviparous with up to 4 in a litter, around 13 cm long at birth. Grows to 1.2 m.
R. Stuart-Smith, G. Edgar, A. Green, I. Shaw, Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland Publishers, 2015. p.27.
FishBase. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2018. World Wide Web electronic publication. https://fishbase.ca/summary/Aptychotrema-rostrata.html. Accessed 30/09/2018.