The Eastern Fiddler ray (Trygonorrhina fasciata) is a light brown colour with a pattern of lilac bands with dark brown margins. These bands form a dark triangle behind their eyes, a stark contrast to their pale snout and snowy tummy. Their dorsal and caudal fins are also pale in colour. Near their eyes are spiracles with a single skin fold, and their nostrils connect to their mouth by a groove, giving a cute “Smile!” look.
The dwarf catshark, Scyliorhinus torrei, is found off of southern Florida, the Bahamas and Cuba.
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