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Monday, December 21, 2009

Bluespotted Stingray at Tanjung Piai - Johor

"The bluespotted ribbontail ray, Taeniura lymma, is a species of stingray in the family Dasyatidae, common throughout the coral reefs of the tropical Indian and western Pacific Oceans. A fairly small species not exceeding 35 cm (14 in) in width, this ray is easily recognizable by its oval pectoral fin disk, relatively short and thick tail with a deep fin fold underneath, and striking color pattern of many electric blue spots on a yellowish background with a pair of blue stripes on the tail." For more info, please click : Bluespotted ribbontail ray.

When we walked to the Jetty of Tanjung Piai, we met group of peoples fishing at along the pathway. Most the them caught a basket of Catfish, but...interesting was one of them caught a Bluespotted Stingray!

I did lift the Stingray. felt quite heavy...the weight at least few Kilogram! Wow! Cool!

They already chopped the tail when we were there, too bad I didn't see the 'Ribbontail'! The tail is the dangerous part of Stingray, the World Famous Mr Crocodile was killed by the tail!

Bluespotted Stingray

Closeup of the Stingray

I never been SO close to it! This was the first time! I'm really excited!
You can read more about the Ray from Wikipedia.

Related post :
* The Southern Most Tip of Mainland Asia - Tanjung Piai of Johor (Part 1)
* Fiddler Crab at Tanjung Piai (Cape) - Johor
* The Jetty of Tanjung Piai (Cape) - Johor (Part 2)
* The Thrid Trail of Piai Cape (Tanjung) - Johor (Part 3)
* Bebaru Trail of Piai Cape (Tanjung) - Johor (Part 4)


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