Unknown Ray

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I saw this at Yucab, Cozumel, April 8, 2012 at about 30 feet.  The closest thing I could find in DeLoach's book is Lesser Electric Ray, but they aren't supposed to be in Western Carribean?  at least accdg to DeLoach's book.  (Cozumel doesn't appear to be in Southern Caribbean).   But an Audubon book does say Yucatan so that would encompass Cozumel.  Hope you can clear this up for me!

Thanks for your help!

Atlantic Guitarfish?

Looks like an Atlantic Guitarfish .."rare southwestern Caribbean" ..Reef Fish (FLorida, Caribbean Bahamas)", 3rd Ed, page 453.

 

..jay

Lesser Electric Ray

Sorry, not an Atlantic guitarfish but instead it's a lesser electric ray - often seen in Cozumel.

I think you are right!

After more searching, it does indeed look more like a Narcine bancroftii,Lesser electric ray.

http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/gallery/descript/lesserelectricray/lesserelectricray.html

Has additional images..

..jay

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