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About the Leopard Whipray

The leopard whipray, sometimes called the leopard stingray, can be recognised by its pattern of leopard-like spots.

It can grow up to 4.1m in length, including its tail, and 1.4m in width.

The tail is long and slender (up to three times the body length), tapers to a fine point and has a single barb.

It feeds on crabs, shrimp and shelled invertebrates.

The leopard whipray ( above) can be found in the Indo-West Pacific region from the Bay of Bengal to New Guinea, north of Japan's Ryukyu Islands and south of northern Australia.

Source: Georgia Aquarium website

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