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Golden/Pacific Cownose Ray

Rhinoptera steindachneri

Description:

The golden cownose ray or Pacific cownose ray (Rhinoptera steindachneri) is a species of eagle ray, family Myliobatidae. It is found in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Peru

Habitat:

Its natural habitats are open seas, shallow seas, subtidal aquatic beds, estuarine waters, intertidal marshes, and coastal saline lagoons.

Notes:

Often seen in school/group and sometimes, they swim or 'fly' together with Spotted Eagle Rays. Probably called Golden from its light brown skin color.

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Parroquia Tomas de Berlanga (Santo Tomas), Provincia de Gal√°pagos, Ecuador

Spotted on May 5, 2012
Submitted on Mar 31, 2014

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