Hunting porcupines...

Chin, Andrew (2013) Hunting porcupines... Sport Diving Magazine, 160. pp. 48-49.

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The porcupine ray (Urogymnus asperrimus) is an elusive and unusual species. This highly distinctive stingray occurs throughout the Pacific and Indian Oceans and is easily identified from its short tail and the covering of short 'thorns' of spines over its dorsal surface – hence the name 'porcupine ray' or 'thorny ray'. Porcupine rays are thought to be pretty uncommon and many divers will have never seen one, or even heard of them. The lucky few who have encountered these bizarre rays would probably have seen them in sandy reef lagoons or on the floor of reef slopes. At least, that's what the textbooks say!

Item ID: 32811
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
Keywords: Great Barrier Reef, citizen science, stingray, porcupine ray
ISSN: 1322-4883
Date Deposited: 22 May 2014 00:08
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0608 Zoology > 060809 Vertebrate Biology @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160802 Environmental Sociology @ 25%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 25%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 75%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 25%
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