01. Rays (17)

  • Dasyatis margarita

    Dasyatis margarita

    6. July 2007

    March 2002: Just today we got from west-africa a few pieces of DASYATIS MARGARITA, the daisy stingray. These are found in brackish & freshwater. The ones we got were caught in pure freshwater. It is for us, Aquarium Glaser, the first time that we got this fish!(Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

  • Himanthura signifer

    Himanthura signifer

    6. July 2007

    The white-rimmed-stingray is surely an untypical member of the stingray family. The tail of the shown stingray which have a disc-size of 20cm, is more than 85cm long!(Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

  • Potamotrygon cf. schroederi

    Potamotrygon cf. schroederi

    6. July 2007

    Recently we could import this strongly at Potamotrygon schroederi reminding ray from Colombia. Similar as P. schroederi it possesses a strong tail and bright points, which resemble a flower pattern. The Orinoco and its tributaries are the origin of the so called Flower – Rays. Their maximum size might be approximately 60 – 70 cm, […]

  • Potamotrygon leopoldi

    Potamotrygon leopoldi

    6. July 2007

    The Black- or Eclipse-Ray is an endemic species from the Rio Xingu in Brazil. This is definitely one of the most beloved rays in the aquatic hobby. This ray is relatively easy to maintain. He will adapt fast to his new captive surroundings and will start eating quickly. This species can be housed very well […]

  • Potamotrygon menchacai

    Potamotrygon menchacai

    6. July 2007

    September 2006: From Potamotrygon menchacai, the tiger stingray, we could import a big, very beautifully patterned, female animal with approximately 60 cm in diameter. Tiger-rays can be colored quite differently and particularly can differ in the contrast. Our tiger rays come from Peru, through size and scrutiny, they certainly are among the most impressive “ornamental-fishes.” […]

  • Potamotrygon sp. „Mantilla ray“

    Potamotrygon sp. „Mantilla ray“

    6. July 2007

    This freshwater ray originates from Paraguay. The multitude of forms and colours never stops to amazes one. In the past the scientific description of freshwater rays used to be done according drawings without any conserved specimens from natural museum history collections. The classifications of live animals by such limited descriptions are almost impossible to make.(Photo: […]

  • Potamotrygon sp. „Maracaibo Ghost“

    Potamotrygon sp. „Maracaibo Ghost“

    6. July 2007

    The ghost of Maracaibo. So a novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez could be named, here however it is about a newly imported ray. Few specimen of these with Potamotrygon yepezi related species reached us last week from Venezuela. There they inhabit muddy bank sections in shallow, clouded waters in the supplies of lake Maracaibo. They […]