Reticulate Whipray Himantura uarnak

Reticulate Whipray
Reticulate Whipray
Reticulate Whipray
The Reticulate Whipray is native to sandy coasts, reefs and estuaries of the western Indian Ocean, including the Arabian Sea and Red Sea and, via the Suez Canal, a migrant to the southeastern Mediterranean.
Reticulate Whipray
Reticulate Whipray
Reticulate Whipray
A large stingray, it can reach some 2 metres (6 feet) wide and 6 metres (20 feet) long including its extensive whip tail. The tail has a venomous spine not far from its base.
Reticulate Whipray
Reticulate Whipray
Reticulate Whipray
The underside, like most rays, is mainly white. The pectoral fins (wings) of stingrays join at the snout, unlike those of eagle rays.
Reticulate Whipray
Reticulate Whipray
Reticulate Whipray
Upper body colour is light yellowish brown covered in small black spots which develop into leopard-like rosettes. The ray is sometimes called the Honeycomb or Leopard Stingray, which is confusing since two other closely-related and similar-looking species of the Indo-Pacific region are also called the Honeycomb Whipray/Stingray, H. undulata, and the Leopard Whipray/Stingray, H. leoparda.