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Yellow Stingray ( juvenile)

Urobatis jamaicensis


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.

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49 Comments (1–25)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 11 years ago

Thanks so much for your wonderful comments to all :)

Jeannette 11 years ago

Congratulations with both :D

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 11 years ago

Congrats Gerardo...Spectacular spotting :)

YogeshSave 11 years ago

Marvelous find Gerardo!!! Congrats for 1500 and SOTD :-)

Congratulations Gerardo on this wonderful spotting and SOTD! :)

Blogie 11 years ago

What an awesome experience for you, Gerardo! Congrats on your 1500th spot!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 11 years ago

Thanks to all the Rangers is been a great trip been part of this is an Honor to me hope it last for long :):)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 11 years ago

Oh Wow :):):)
Thanks Peter , Yasser and Karen and all PN staff is always so great to be part of this Project and specially when you have a cool surprise like this one.
Thanks somuch to our baby stingray and to all the people that is part of this Project and to all the ones that has made my life more interesting, Thanks so much for your wonderful comments and friendship mi friends :):):)

williefromwi 11 years ago

Congrats on your SOTD and what a wonderful capture and story. To hold this beautiful creature had to be a thrill. I know it would be for me. I am thrilled when I can get a chickadee to eat from my hand or land on me. Congrats again.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 11 years ago

What a magic moment, Gerardo, really deserves a SOTD. Congratulations, my friend.

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 11 years ago

Beautiful Gerardo! Congrats!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 11 years ago

Congrats Gerardo. :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Right said Pamela 2 most contributed all rounder spotters... reached 1500 milestone making Project Noah very precious with amazing spottings....

peter 11 years ago

Haha that's amazing @dandoucette!

pamsai 11 years ago

Well fancy that. Congratulations to you both... fantastic spotting Gerado!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

Awesome! Congrats on sotd and 1500! We both just reached 1500 spots and we both received sotd with number 1500.

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 11 years ago

Great spotting! Congrats and congrats!

DB 11 years ago

¡Felicitaciones Gerardo!, por los 1.500 encuentros y por la genial elección para celebrarlos. Otra belleza del Caribe mexicano...

Arun 11 years ago

Great spotting !! Congratulations Gerardo :)

Great cache Gerardo my friend,congrats on the SOTD,thanks for sharing

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 11 years ago


Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 11 years ago

Congratulations Gerardo !!!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Congrats for honor and efforts of showing such a amazing one Fish on Project Noah.

AnnvanWijgerden 11 years ago

What a lovely treat to celebrate your 1500th !!! :-)

Atul 11 years ago

wow congratulations !!

Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru

Quintana Roo, Mexico

Spotted on Dec 2, 2012
Submitted on Dec 2, 2012

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