Rays in their natural habitat

Cowturtle

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Here's a pretty cool video of motoros in the wild they're attaching trackers to their tails.

Here's another by the same guy in English.

Here's a cool video of a castexi in some shallow water.

And catching a Potamotrygon marinae

If anyone has any other videos or pictures please share them here.
 

smitty03281964

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I can never get enough of these types of videos of aquatic creatures in there natural habitat.
 

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Really enjoyed the video's. Was that a Hystrix Ray in the second video?

Thanks for sharing
 

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Really enjoyed the video's. Was that a Hystrix Ray in the second video?

Thanks for sharing
No, not a Brazilian hystrix (Wallacei).
 
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Thanks for posting the videos.
 

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So the vid where they put the tracking device into the motoro talks about saving the species. They disappearing??
 

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So the vid where they put the tracking device into the motoro talks about saving the species. They disappearing??
Not yet but they are afraid they might early last year most rays got put on CITES II I think it was. Now they need additional permits. I haven't seen new wild caught motoros since, its all the Asian bred hybrid motoros.

Although its not supposed to be impossible to get the permits. I don't think any of the big wholesalers have yet.

Edit: it was CITES appendix III which I think is just to get numbers to find out how many rays are being exported to see if they need more protection.

https://globalpets.community/article/ornamental-fish-under-cites-regulation
 
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