A large stingaree with a smooth, oval to rounded disc, with a rounded fleshy snout; tail long, with a small dorsal fin just before the spine and a short, deep caudal fin. Disc dark brownish centrally, becoming paler toward the margin, with a relatively symmetrical pattern of pale indistinct spots in patches; spots smaller near disc margin; dorsal and caudal fins dark with pale margins. To 80 cm.
These stingarees feed mainly on crustaceans. Females give birth to live young. The serrated spine is venomous and can inflict a very painful wound.
Soft bottoms along the coast and in bays and estuaries, often near seagrass and algal beds, in depths to 50 m.
Venomous barb on the tail can cause a painful injury.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern