Trygonorrhina fasciata

Müller & Henle, 1841

Eastern fiddler ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rhinopristiformes Trygonorrhinidae

Reference of the original description
Müller, J. & Henle, F.G.J. (1841)
Systematische Beschreibung der Plagiostomen. Berlin, Veit, pp. 1–200

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Trygonorrhina fasciata Müller & Henle, 1838

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Trigonorhina fasciata, Trigonorrhina fasciata, Trygonorhina fasciata

Trygonorrhina fasciata
Syntype: MNHN: 1266; MNHN: 1986-0571;

Description :

Citation: Trygonorrhina fasciata Müller & Henle, 1841: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 04/2024

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Trygonorrhina fasciata Müller & Henle, 1838, ERB 1198, female, 12, 4 DW, 28, 3 TL, Australia © Frederik H. Mollen (Elasmobranch Research Belgium)
Common names
deu \(T\) Geigenrochen, eng Banjo shark, eng Eastern fiddler, eng Eastern fiddler ray, eng Fiddler, eng Fiddler ray

Eastern Indian Ocean: endemic to Australia. Source:

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; gamefish: yes; aquarium: public aquariums; price category: medium; price reliability: very questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this family

Exhibit ovoviparity (aplacental viviparity), with embryos feeding initially on yolk, then receiving additional nourishment from the mother by indirect absorption of uterine fluid enriched with mucus, fat or protein through specialised structures [733].

Size / Weight / Age
126 cm TL (male/unsexed; [1388]); max. published weight: 6,700 g (Ref. 6870)

demersal; marine; depth range ? - 180 m [1658]

shark-references Species-ID=7376;

off Sydney, copyright by: Gerrica Hightower

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Pontobdella leucothela Schimarda, 1861 [28595]