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Pink Whipray Pateobatis fai

Observer

motherofrays

Date

February 17, 2020 10:46 AM AEDT

Place

Flynn Reef (Google, OSM)

Description

Three full size (~2m dw) female pink whiprays resting under coral bommie, but were spooked by us divers and swam off. Sorry for the poor quality photos - they are screen shots from video.

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Coral Sea Maskray Neotrygon trigonoides

Observer

motherofrays

Date

February 17, 2020 10:27 AM AEDT

Description

Observed feeding.

According to Last et al. 2016 (Rays of the World) N. trigonoides is the only maskray observed in the GBR, but is described as having only two thick white bands on the tail and usually 1 caudal sting (p. 592). This little guy (~20-25cm dw) has multiple small white bands on the tail and 2 caudal stings. Perhaps a juvenile?

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Rays Infraclass Batoidea

Observer

motherofrays

Date

August 30, 2019

Description

Found washed up on the beach. Made from cartilage. About 13cm wide.

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Skates Order Rajiformes

Observer

motherofrays

Date

September 2, 2019 09:03 AM AEST

Description

Found this washed up on the beach. It looks to be the skull of a ray species, and is definitely made from cartilage. It has shrunk and crinkled slightly after being dried in the sun. Estimated to be 12cm long and 10cm wide.

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Crested Hornshark Heterodontus galeatus

Observer

motherofrays

Date

June 18, 2019 05:04 PM AEST

Description

Eggs case found washed up with deceased, fully formed pup inside. No yolk sac remaining.

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Collar Carpetshark Parascyllium collare

Observer

motherofrays

Date

August 24, 2018 04:00 PM AEST

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Blackback Anemonefish Amphiprion melanopus

Observer

motherofrays

Date

April 1, 2018

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Christmas Tree Worms Genus Spirobranchus

Observer

motherofrays

Date

April 1, 2018

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Common Lionfish Pterois volitans

Observer

motherofrays

Date

March 18, 2018

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Spotfin Lionfish Pterois antennata

Observer

motherofrays

Date

March 18, 2018

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

motherofrays

Date

March 18, 2018

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

motherofrays

Date

March 18, 2018

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

motherofrays

Date

March 18, 2018

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Striped Boxfish Ostracion solorensis

Observer

motherofrays

Date

March 18, 2018

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Giant Moray Gymnothorax javanicus

Observer

motherofrays

Date

March 18, 2018

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

motherofrays

Date

March 18, 2018

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Clark's Anemonefish Amphiprion clarkii

Observer

motherofrays

Date

March 17, 2018 12:15 PM +11

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Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

motherofrays

Date

March 17, 2018 12:15 PM +11

Place

Indonesia (Google, OSM)

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Feather Stars Order Comatulida

Observer

motherofrays

Date

March 17, 2018 12:15 PM +11

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Titan Triggerfish Balistoides viridescens

Observer

motherofrays

Date

March 17, 2018 12:15 PM +11

Description

DCIM\100GOPRO\GOPR2996.

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What

Bluespotted Maskray Neotrygon caeruleopunctata

Observer

motherofrays

Date

March 15, 2018

Description

I identified this as Neotrygon caeruleopunctata (Last et al. 2016). This species doesn't seem to appear in iNat. I ID'd them as this species due to having a shorter tail and more banding on tail than expected for N. australiae. Didn't consider them to be N. orientalis as they had a small ventral fold on the tail, where N. orientalis has a longer ventral fold. Also didn't consider them to be N. kuhlii as they are characterised by less blue spots and are now considered only to be in the South Pacific.

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What

Bluespotted Maskray Neotrygon caeruleopunctata

Observer

motherofrays

Date

March 15, 2018

Description

I identified this as Neotrygon caeruleopunctata (Last et al. 2016). This species doesn't seem to appear in iNat. I ID'd them as this species due to having a shorter tail and more banding on tail than expected for N. australiae. Didn't consider them to be N. orientalis as they had a small ventral fold on the tail, where N. orientalis has a longer ventral fold. Also didn't consider them to be N. kuhlii as they are characterised by less blue spots and are now considered only to be in the South Pacific.

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Bluespotted Maskray Neotrygon caeruleopunctata

Observer

motherofrays

Date

March 15, 2018

Description

I identified this as Neotrygon caeruleopunctata (Last et al. 2016). This species doesn't seem to appear in iNat. I ID'd them as this species due to having a shorter tail and more banding on tail than expected for N. australiae. Didn't consider them to be N. orientalis as they had a small ventral fold on the tail, where N. orientalis has a longer ventral fold. Also didn't consider them to be N. kuhlii as they are characterised by less blue spots and are now considered only to be in the South Pacific.

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Velvet Surgeonfish Acanthurus nigricans

Observer

motherofrays

Date

March 15, 2018

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Toadstool Leather Corals Genus Sarcophyton

Observer

motherofrays

Date

March 15, 2018

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Brown-banded Bamboo Shark Chiloscyllium punctatum

Observer

motherofrays

Date

March 15, 2018

Place

Indonesia (Google, OSM)

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What

Bluespotted Maskray Neotrygon caeruleopunctata

Observer

motherofrays

Date

March 15, 2018

Description

I identified this as Neotrygon caeruleopunctata (Last et al. 2016). This species doesn't seem to appear in iNat. I ID'd them as this species due to having a shorter tail and more banding on tail than expected for N. australiae. Didn't consider them to be N. orientalis as they had a small ventral fold on the tail, where N. orientalis has a longer ventral fold. Also didn't consider them to be N. kuhlii as they are characterised by less blue spots and are now considered only to be in the South Pacific.

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Lieutenant Surgeonfish Acanthurus tennentii

Observer

motherofrays

Date

March 15, 2018

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Blackspot Toby Canthigaster bennetti

Observer

motherofrays

Date

March 31, 2018 11:35 AM AEDT

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Speckled Damsel Pomacentrus bankanensis

Observer

motherofrays

Date

March 31, 2018 11:34 AM AEDT
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