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  Javanese Cownose Rays

 

Thailand

Javanese Cownose Rays. They are reminiscent of Manta Rays or Sea Devils (fig.), but are easily distinguished by their odd-looking heads, which feature a double-lobed snout and indented forehead.

 

Like most rays, it has a flattened, somewhat kite-shaped body, which is dark above and white below.

 

  Javanese Cownose Rays

 

  Javanese Cownose Rays

 

They have a long, thin, whip-like tail, which is distinctly demarcated from the body and armed with one or more stings. This species is also known as the Flapnose Ray. See also List of Thai Animal Names.