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stingray, Dasyatis fluviorum

abmberamb (uy -)
ibmbun abmberamb
in Uw Oykangand and Uw Olkola
stingray spine


Stingray spine (bundle), Kowanyama Land and Natural Resources Management Office, Sun Mar 16, 1997 (Photo: PH). The Australian fifty cent coin, approximately 32 mm in diameter, allows for an approximation of size.


Stingray spine (single), Kowanyama Land and Natural Resources Management Office, Sun Mar 16, 1997 (Photo: PH). The Australian fifty cent coin, approximately 32 mm in diameter, allows for an approximation of size.

There are two stingray species found on the Peninsula, but the river stingray, Dasyatis fluviorum, is common in the freshwater rivers of central Cape York Peninsula, on Uw Oykangnand and Uw Olkola land.

This species is important in spear industry since its spines are used in certain spears.

e-mail: Philip Hamilton.
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