Introducing Hydrolagus alberti, also known as the Gulf chimaera today on The Fins United Initiative! Now as you can imagine, as a deepwater chimaera species, there is insufficient information about them. So don't expect us to know all about these animals just yet!
Also known as the Caledonian Maskray or the New Caledonian Maskray, this week The Fins United Initiative is showcasing the Coral Sea maskray (Neotrygon trigonoides). They are a pale brown to lilac-brown color on top with brown blotches around their shoulders and white spots that can look like pale freckles. #Finfact: Their tails have black and orange bands on the tip!
A small member of the Neotrygon group (that reaches at least 38 cm in disc width, DW), we’re introducing you today to the Oriental bluespotted maskray (Neotrygon orientalis)!
TFUI Founder Melissa C. Marquez is author of all animal bios and "Behind the Fins" segments.
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