Neotrygon kuhlii, Adult, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Neotrygon kuhlii, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Blue spots, angular wings, thin tail that is longer than disc, with alternating black/white pattern near tail tip. Often with dark mask between eyes. Inshore and offshore forms may be different species. Sometimes referred to as Dasyatis kuhlii.
Max Size: 70 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 20.7-31.6°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Seagrass, Soft sediment
Habitat Generalisation Index: 5.7
Also referred to as the SGI (Species generalisation index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species.
Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most
hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here
Threats: By-catch, Exploitation
IUCN Threat Status: Data Deficient
Occurrence: Infrequent (6% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (2 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: extract from RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland