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Golden/Pacific Cownose Ray

Rhinoptera steindachneri


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


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


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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