The piggybacking stingray

Meekan, M.G., Trevitt, L., Simpfendorfer, C.A., and White, W. (2016) The piggybacking stingray. Coral Reefs, 35 (3). p. 1011.

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Abstract

[Extract] The pink whipray, Himantura fai, is a large (maximum disc width 146 cm) ray that occurs in coastal soft-sediment habitats in the Indian Ocean, northern Australia and parts of Southeast Asia to Micronesia in the western Pacific (Last and Stevens 2009). Behaviourally, the species is unique because multiple individuals often piggyback on members of the same species (Last and Stevens 2009) and on other, larger stingrays.

Item ID: 56487
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1432-0975
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2018 07:35
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960507 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments @ 100%
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