An Eastern Fiddler Ray (Trygonorrhina fasciata) resting on sand
An Eastern Fiddler Ray (Trygonorrhina fasciata) rests on sand
An Eastern Fiddler Ray (Trygonorrhina fasciata) rests on sand while a juvenile Dusky Whaler Shark (Carcharhinus obscurus) swims overhead
Rajiformes is one of the four orders in the superorder Batoidea, flattened cartilaginous fishes related to sharks. Rajiforms are distinguished by the presence of greatly enlarged pectoral fins, which reach as far forward as the sides of the head, with a generally flattened body. The undulatory pectoral fin motion diagnostic to this taxon is known as rajiform locomotion. The eyes and spiracles are located on the upper surface of the head and the gill slits are...