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Mating Coffin Rays

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 23 Mar 2012

Roger Lee from the Diving Organisation of University of Technology Sydney (DOUTS) captured this terrific footage of Coffin Rays mating.

The fish were filmed at depth of 10 m, Latitude Rocks, Foster, New South Wales on 17 March 2012.

Gilled leeches are visible on both fish near the eyes. The same fish are shown in the top two images to the right.

View the factsheet.  View a movie of a Coffin Ray swimming.

Tags fishes, ichthyology, Numbfish, Hypnos monopterygium, Hypnidae, Coffin Ray,