Eagle Ray This
ray can be easily recognised by its pointed and convex
head with large eyes and broad lateral spirales. The body
is diamond-shaped and has broad, pointed pectoral fins.
The tail, with one, two or three denticulated spines,
is about three times the length of its body. The ventral
fins are broad and fleshy. The back is dark in colouring
with many white spots. The disk-shaped body measures up
to two and a half metres in width. It attains a total
length of up to two and a half metres. It can also be
found in shallow lagoons (one to five metres in depth)
on sandy areas.
is the world’s largest fish, and it can easily be recognised
by it size. The head is flat and terminates in a large
mouth, distinguished by the presence of numerous small
teeth. The eyes are very small. The whale shark prefers
to swim near the surface, where it feeds on small fish,
cephalopods and crustaceans. The colouring is dark and
light blue with distinctive white spots on the back. The
belly is white. The fish is not dangerous; it grows to
a length of eighteen metres.