A.K.A. Tahitian Stingray.
Scientific Name: Dasyatis Centroura
Dive site Customs House, max depth 25.9 m/85 ft.
Resting propped on a reef lump. Cooovered in Sharknose Gobies.
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...