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White-edge freshwater whipray

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White-Edge Freshwater Whipray and Roughback Whipray (ปลากระเบนขาว และกระเบนกิตติพงษ์)

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Ikan Predator Pari Himantura Signifer White Edge Whipray

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Himantura polylepis

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Giant Freshwater whipray

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Freshwater whipray

The white-edge freshwater whipray is an extremely rare species of stingray in the family Dasyatidae, native to four river systems in Southeast Asia. Measuring up to 60 cm (24 in) across, this ray has an oval pectoral fin disc and a very long, whip-like tail without fin folds. It can be identified by the presence of a sharply delineated white band running around the margin of its otherwise brown disc, as well as by its white tail and a band of dermal denticles along the middle of its back. This species feeds on benthic invertebrates and is aplacental viviparous. Its two long tail spines are potentially dangerous to humans. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has assessed the white-edge freshwater whipray as Endangered, as it is under heavy pressure from fishing and habitat loss, degradation, and fragmentation.
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