Wednesday, March 4, 2009

South Cottesloe Beach - Fiddler ray

Fiddler ray (Trygonorhina fasciata), partly hidden in seagrass debris on the sandy floor. The water was about 4 m deep.

As the seagrass debris moved in the current, more of the fish's body became visible.

The fish's head and pectoral fins fuse to form a large flattened disc. Probably because of it's large round head and a long tail, it gets to be a member of the guitarfish family : )

The large dorsal fins on the fish's tail.

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