Disc smooth, somewhat rhomboidal in shape with a broadly triangular fleshy snout; tail long, flattened near base, with prominent skin folds along the sides, a deepish caudal fin and a long slender spine; dorsal fin absent. Pale grey above with a variable number of small, distinctive pale, regularly-arranged spots, each with a darker border. Underside pale. To 57 cm.
These stingarees feed mainly on crustaceans and polychaete worms. Females give birth to up to 6 pups. They are taken in commercial trawls, although seldom marketed. The serrated spine is venomous and can inflict a very painful wound.
Sandy bottoms in bays, harbours and along the coast, to a depth of 150 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