A medium-sized shovelnose ray with a wedge-shaped disc, a long pointed triangular snout and thorns in front of the eye, near the spiracle and in a row along the back. Greyish-brown to yellowish above, with a dark bar extending forward from disc margin to eye and large dark blotches on body, underside pale. Juveniles often without dark markings. To 85 cm.
This species feeds mostly on fishes and crabs on sandy bottoms. Females give birth to live young.
Shallow coastal waters, bays and estuaries, in depths to 125 m, although most above 30 m.
Southern and western Australia.
Not usually considered dangerous to humans.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern