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For my 1500 spotting i have this beauty. Photo take at -30 ft on a sandy bottom next to a coral reef. small juvenile stingray smaller then the palm of my hand just fantastic it aloud me to hold it for a minute i love this guys.It has a nearly circular pectoral fin disc slightly longer than wide, with a short, obtuse snout. The eyes are immediately followed by the spiracles. There is a narrow curtain of skin between the nostrils, with a fringed posterior margin. The mouth is nearly straight and contains a transverse row of 3–5 papillae on the floor.The tail is stout and flattened, comprising less than half the total length, and terminates in a small, leaf-shaped caudal fin about a quarter high as long. Wikipedia.
This bottom-dwelling species inhabits sandy, muddy, or seagrass bottoms in shallow inshore waters, commonly near coral reefs. Found from Florida all the Caribbean sea to Brazil.
Spotted on Dec 2, 2012
Submitted on Dec 2, 2012
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