We were working in Libya and our job included lots of diving. This time the spot was in one of the few sheltered bays in the Easter side of the Country, Ras al Hilal bay. The place hosted a small fish farm, and this stingray way picking up dead fish falling from the floating cages.
In St. Joseph Bay in Florida. I just detained it long enough for a few photos.
Es una especie de elasmobranquio rajiforme de la familia Dasyatidae propia de los mares tropicales y subtropicales del Océano Atlántico meridional, el mar Caribe y el Golfo de México. Tiene un cuerpo plano, de forma diamantada, con un color marrón fango en la parte superior y blanco en el vientre. La lengüeta en su cola es venenosa y la utiliza para la autodefensa.
A stingray, probably an eagle ray (Myliobatis tenuicaudatus), cruising in the shallows.
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...