Ray

Ray

Description

Large ray around 900 mm in total length (including tail). Image is not of good enough quality to do much identification. There are multiple spine rows on the tail and dorsal midline. The thorns are large and the disc is rather deeply indented marginally (spade-shaped). Need a count of thorns and other details for ID.

Item Type:Image
Title:Ray
Creator(s):Curry, Rob
Identification:Jones, Daniel
Date:July 2009
Copyright:SERPENT project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Chondrichthyes (Rays, Sharks & relatives) > Rajiformes (Rays, skates & sawfishes) > Rajidae (Rays & skates)
Behaviour:Swimming above seabed.
Site:Atlantic > South Atlantic > Nigeria > Usan field
Atlantic > Central Atlantic > Nigeria > Usan field
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):750m
Latitude:3 deg 29' 00" N
Longitude:7 deg 28' 00" E
Countries:North Africa
North Africa
Habitat:Benthic
Rig:Bourbon Diamond
Project Partners:Total E&P Nigeria, Bourbon, Oceaneering
ROV:Millennium 73
Keywords:Ray
Deposited By:Mr R Curry
Deposited On:08 December 2009

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