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Recent observations

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Blue Stingray (Dasyatis chrysonota) Dasyatis chrysonota

Observer

martinahoelzllwg

Date

November 26, 2014

Description

Blue Stingrays (Dasyatis chrysonota) are coming every spring in October into the Knysna Lagoon. They can be best viewed at the Knysna Waterfront when the tide is coming in. Then they usually gather under the little jetty close to the Knysna harbour. Sometimes there are groups of up to 50 stingrays.
Previously this species was confused with Dasyatis pastinaca and Dasyatis marmorata, which do not occur in the area. Dasyatis chrysonata occur from Angola to at least St. Lucia, Natal, South Africa, possibly extending to Mozambique and beyond up to about 100 m depth.

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Observer

profaunabaja

Date

January 21, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Feeding at surface in 10-15 meters of sandy bottom, off Mogote Peninsula near La Paz, Baja California Sur. Area rich in plankton where juvenile whale sharks come to feed every year.

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Cowtail Stingray Pastinachus sephen

Observer

miky2rude

Date

January 18, 2015 01:32 PM AEST

Description

Observed swimming in the shallows of happy bay Long Island the whitsundays with several other Rays

The cowtail stingray, Pastinachus sephen, is a species of stingray in the family Dasyatidae, widespread in the Indo-Pacific region and occasionally entering freshwater habitats. Other common names include banana-tail ray, drab stingray, fantail ray, feathertail stingray, and frill tailed sting ray. This species is sometimes placed in the genus Dasyatis or Hypolophus (an obsolete synonym of Pastinachus). The most distinctive characteristic of the cowtail stingray is the large, flag-like ventral fold on its tail, which is especially prominent when the ray is swimming. This species is targeted by commercial fisheries as a source of high-quality shagreen, a type of leather, and its populations are now under threat from heavy exploitation.[1][2]

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Eastern Shovelnose Ray Aptychotrema rostrata

Observer

miky2rude

Date

January 18, 2015 01:32 PM AEST

Description

Observed swimming in the shallows at happy bay Long Island in the whitsundays

The Eastern Shovelnose Ray can be recognised by its wedge-shaped disc, its long triangular snout and its colouration. It is usually sandy-coloured above and may have darker blotches. The lower surface is white with irregular dark flecks. the species grows to 1.2 m in length. - See more at: http://australianmuseum.net.au/Eastern-Shovelnose-Ray-Aptychotrema-rostrata/#sthash.MqSEHKTY.dpuf

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Reef Manta Ray Manta alfredi

Observer

davidr

Date

November 29, 2008

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Reef Manta Ray Manta alfredi

Observer

davidr

Date

November 16, 2008

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absoluteandy

Date

February 23, 2010

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Devil Rays Genus Mobula

Observer

cullen

Date

December 31, 2014 12:31 PM CST

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Roughtail Stingray Dasyatis centroura

Observer

musicwolf

Date

January 3, 2015

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Reef Manta Ray Manta alfredi

Observer

davidr

Date

January 1, 2015 01:45 AM HST

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Thornback Guitarfish Platyrhinoidis triseriata

Observer

john8

Date

August 13, 2008 02:29 PM PDT

Description

Found dead on Imperial Beach

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New Zealand Eagle Ray Myliobatis tenuicaudatus

Date

December 25, 2014 12:52 PM NZDT

Description

Two caught with squid bait.

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Description from Wikipedia

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...

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