Maskray or Kuhls stingray (Neotrygon kuhlii)
Maximum disk width is estimated 46.5 centimeters (18.3 in).
The stingray’s lifespan is estimated thirteen years of age for females and ten years for males
The Kuhls stingray feeds on shrimp, small bony fish, mollusks, crabs and other worms. Due to the fact that this ray is a shallow bottom feeder, it has a small variety of marine life to prey on. The stingray overpowers its prey by pinning them to the bottom of the seafloor with its fins. It has numerous tiny teeth, with the lower jaw being slightly convex. They also, like most stingrays, have plate-like teeth to crush prey.
The stingray is ovoviviparous. The embryos are retained in eggs within the mother’s body until they are ready to hatch. The embryos receive nourishment from the mothers’ uterine fluid. Mothers give birth to up to seven pups per litter.
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