Trygonorrhina fasciatais commonly referred to as Eastern Fiddler Ray, Banjo Shark. Difficulty in the aquarium: suitable for large display tanks (public aquarium or zoo) only. A aquarium size of at least 3000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
A large brownish to greyish fiddler ray with an almost oval-shaped disc and a broadly rounded snout. The Eastern Fiddler Ray is easily identified by the pattern of broad lilac-coloured dark-edged bands including a triangular or diamond-shaped marking on the head just behind the eyes.
Around Australia there are eastern fiddler rays (around Sydney) and southern fiddler rays (around Melbourne). The patterning is slightly different.
Common near the coast, on sandy bottoms and seagrass areas, often near rocky reefs. Ranges from the intertidal to 180 m. Ovoviviparous with golden egg capsules, each with up to 3 embryos.