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Ocellate river stingray

Potamotrygon motoro


From The Blue Planet in Copenhagen

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Ocellate river stingray
Potamotrygon motoro Ocellate river stingray

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Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

awesome pattern!

KarenL 7 years ago

Fun fact! Scientists have discovered parasites living on freshwater ocellate river stingrays that are so similar to those found in the Pacific ocean that they believe that it was originally a marine species. They have concluded that the upheaval of the Andes Mountains 60,000,000 years ago isolated the rays in freshwater rivers, where they have remained ever since.

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 7 years ago

Thanks for the ID Mark!

Stian Waaler
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Stian Waaler

København, Region Hovedstaden, Denmark

Spotted on Oct 12, 2013
Submitted on Jan 30, 2014

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