Trygonorrhina dumerilii

(Castelnau, 1873)

Southern fiddler
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rhinopristiformes Trygonorrhinidae

Reference of the original description
Castelnau, F.L. (1873)
Contribution to the ichthyology of Australia. No. VIII. Fishes of Western Austalia. Proceedings of the Zoological and Acclimatisation Society of Victoria, and Report of the Annual Meeting of the Society, 2, 123–149

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Rhinobatos dumerilii, Rhinobatus dumerilii, Taeniura dumerilii, Trygonorhina fasciata guanerius, Trygonorhina guaneria, Trygonorhina guanerius, Trygonorrhina fasciata guanerius, Trygonorrhina guaneria, Trygonorrhina guanerius, Trygonorrhina melaleuca

Trygonorrhina dumerilii

Trygonorrhina fasciata guanerius
Holotype: NMV: A60178
Trygonorrhina melaleuca
Holotype: SAMA: F 2769;

Description :

Citation: Trygonorrhina dumerilii (Castelnau, 1873): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 04/2024

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Trygonorrhina dumerilii (Castelnau, 1873), SAMA F13963 Edithburgh, GSV; © Stephen Donnellan, South Australian Museum
Common names
deu \(T\) Geigenrochen, eng Banjo shark, eng Dumeril"s shovelnose ray, eng Fiddler, eng Fiddler ray, eng Green skate, eng Parrit, eng Southern fiddler, eng Southern fiddler ray

Short Description
A medium size sholvenose ray with an oval disc, nostrils partly covered by a fleshy internasal flap, an ornate pattern of dark-edged bands but without a distinct triangular or diamond-sharped marking behind the interorbital space, and a poorly defined lower caudal-fin lobe. Colour: upper surface yellowish to brown with distinct dark-edged bluish grey transverse bands [3365]

Southern Australia, from East Bass Strait to Lancelin [3365]; Borneo (see image)

Viviparous (aplacental), giving birth to 2-5 pubs in April -May after about a 12 month gestation period [3365]

Size / Weight / Age
Born at 21 - 25 cm and attains 146 cm; most males mature at about 70 cm and females at 89 cm [3365]

demersal; marine;

shark-references Species-ID=10838;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)