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GreyMatter

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Uncertain species of ray at Tioman
« on: 24 Jun 15, 22:15 »
Saw the below ray during my night dive at Paya Beach house reef, Tioman last week.






Looks like a coffin ray, however coffin rays are supposed to be found only in Australia.

Any other opinions on what else it could be?
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Re: Uncertain species of ray at Tioman
« Reply #1 on: 25 Jun 15, 00:24 »
I saw this also last year several times when shore dive in Teket. Its shape looked like electric ray, although I don't really think it was.

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Re: Uncertain species of ray at Tioman
« Reply #2 on: 25 Jun 15, 04:12 »
I think its a juvenile Torpedo ray (hence pattern haven't come out yet). They are known to venture deeper as they become older/bigger.
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Re: Uncertain species of ray at Tioman
« Reply #3 on: 25 Jun 15, 09:47 »
It is definitely an electric ray. it might possibly be a shortlip electric ray.
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Re: Uncertain species of ray at Tioman
« Reply #4 on: 25 Jun 15, 09:57 »
Yup... Electric Rays...
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Re: Uncertain species of ray at Tioman
« Reply #5 on: 25 Jun 15, 10:59 »
How to test if really electric?? ;) Any volunteers?
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Re: Uncertain species of ray at Tioman
« Reply #6 on: 25 Jun 15, 11:40 »
How to test if really electric?? ;) Any volunteers?
remember to bring an electrician's test pen.. or a water proof multimeter.. lol
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Re: Uncertain species of ray at Tioman
« Reply #7 on: 25 Jun 15, 11:54 »
I know of some divers who touched those juvenile torpedo ray in salang jetty night dive before. it did give them a mild shock.
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Re: Uncertain species of ray at Tioman
« Reply #8 on: 25 Jun 15, 13:15 »
Electric ray.. nice find. You should stuck a usb cable and charged your phone with it. :P
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Re: Uncertain species of ray at Tioman
« Reply #9 on: 25 Jun 15, 20:14 »
Electric ray.. nice find. You should stuck a usb cable and charged your phone with it. :P



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