Porcupine ray

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The Porcupine Ray has an oval-shaped disc that is covered with plate-like tenticles and sharp thorns. The tail lacks stinging spines and skin folds. The fish is brown to grey above and white below. The tail tip is dark. More

The porcupine ray, Urogymnus asperrimus, is a species of stingray in the family Dasyatidae, found in shallow coastal waters throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific and off West Africa. Growing over 1 m (3. More

porcupine ray has a thick, rounded pectoral fin disk with small eyes. Unlike other... More

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Porcupine ray on seabed Porcupine ray on seabedPrint factsheet Facts - Also known as: rough-skinned ray, thorny Ray, Solander’s ray, roughskin stingaree Kingdom Animalia More

Ocean, sun and porcupine ray taken in the red sea. More

napoleons, porcupine ray and no shortage of reef fish. Afternoon dive was on Hinnavaru Outreef, which is a locals island. More

included a Porcupine Ray which has a mucus covering to stick sand to itself to remain camouflaged, many cardinal fish hiding within the spines of sea urchins for protection and several transparent hydroids floating in the water column. More

Common names

African ray in English
African skate in English
Afrikaanse rog in Dutch (Nederlands)
Balinauag in Kuyunon
Black spotted ray in English
Cá Đuối bồng Châu phi in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá Ðu?i b?ng Châu phi in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Egelpijlstaartrog in Dutch (Nederlands)
Eramudhu maduva in Sinhalese (සිංහල)
Kallu thirukai in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Krabane kanoon in Thai (ไทย)
Moolan-tiriki in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Mullam thirukai in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Nhiirriil in Guugu Yimidhirr
Pagi in Tagalog
Pari dedap in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Pari duren in Jawa
Pari duri in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Pastenague sans dard in French (français)
Penrog in Afrikaans
Pindsvinerokke in Danish (dansk)
Pitan in Sindhi (सिन्धी)
Porcupine ray in English
Porcupineray in English
Raia pungente africana in Portuguese (Português)
Raia-africana in Portuguese (Português)
Raie africaine in French (français)
Raya africana in Spanish (español)
Rough-skinned ray in English
Roughskin stingaree in English
Solanders ray in English
Thorny ray in English
Thorny-ray in English
Trnucha dikobrazí in Czech (česky)
Trnucha oválná in Czech (česky)
vai roro in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Vali sagalea in Gela
Vatos Afrikis in Greek, Modern (1453)
முள்ளன் திருக்‍கை in Tamil (தமிழ்)
மூளன் டீரீக்கீ  in Tamil (தமிழ்)
糙沙粒魟 in Chinese (中文)
糙沙粒魟 in Mandarin Chinese
非洲沙粒魟 in Chinese (中文)
非洲沙粒魟 in Mandarin Chinese
⏠άτος Αφρικής in Greek, Modern (1453)

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Order : Rajiformes
Family : Dasyatidae
Genus : Urogymnus
Species : Raja africana
Authority : Bloch and Schneider, 1801