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Cownose Eagle Ray

Rhinoptera bonasus

Description:

Stingrays in Aquarium in Dubai. Love the way they "fly"

Habitat:

Atlantis Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


3 Species ID Suggestions

KabirGoyal
KabirGoyal 8 years ago
Sting ray
KabirGoyal
KabirGoyal 8 years ago
Stingray
cownose eagle ray
Rhinoptera bonasus Cownose ray


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6 Comments

Ilya Bezdelev
Ilya Bezdelev 7 years ago

Thanks Gerardo. I've updated the details!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Nice shot Ilya! in this case i agree whit Ole ID this is a Cownose Eagle Ray
Now you can edit and fill the blanks white the scientific name and a web reference thanks.

rozarats
rozarats 8 years ago

Looks to me like a Manta Ray

Ilya Bezdelev
Ilya Bezdelev 8 years ago

Heather, thanks for the suggestion and the article. I've checked wikipedia on Eagle Rays - they seem to be covered with spots as opposed to plain gray color on my pictures...

rozarats
rozarats 8 years ago

I was stung by one of these, IT HURT!!!

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 8 years ago

Maybe an Eagle Ray- "Eagle rays unlike stingrays tend to live in the open ocean rather than on the bottom of the sea. Compared with other rays, their tails are quite long and they are a well-defined rhomboidal shape featuring distinct wings."
http://aquaviews.net/explore-the-blue/me...

Ilya Bezdelev
Spotted by
Ilya Bezdelev

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Lat: 25.26, Long: 55.31

Spotted on Aug 18, 2009
Submitted on Jun 13, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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