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!
Seen in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and New Caledonia, there isn’t a lot we know about these animals because we once we thought they were another one! To be honest, we don’t know much else about them. In fact, there is not even an IUCN page on them. So this is all we know about them right now… how they look.
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