On Dive site called Giants Castle in Tofo, seen at around 15m. This individual was around 2m+ wingtip to wingtip. We have a population of small eye sting rays in Tofo and currently working out how many we have.
Big ray in the shallows.
Giant Reef Ray/Marbled Stingray
Maximum width about 70cm
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...