Most scalefish are measured from the nose to the end of the tail. Get your scalefish measuring ruler or sticker at any Service Tasmania outlet.
banjo shark, fiddler ray
The southern fiddler ray is dark brown above light brown elsewhere with distinctive broad pale stripes with brown edges across its back. There are small spines along the back.
Do not take in shark refuge areas.
Sand coastal areas down to 40 metres, seagrass beds and near wharves and jetties.
Not normally targeted but caught as bycatch for other species such as flathead or gummy sharks.
Handle carefully due to the small sharp spines along the back.
These rays are edible and meat is similar in taste to gummy shark.
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