Diamond Stingray, Dasyatis dipterura: Photos courtesy of Peter Langstraat.
(Tentative identification) Diamond Stingray, Dasyatis dipterura: Forty-eight inches wide, caught fishing from the beach in June 1994 at Punta Arena, East Cape, Baja California Sur, Mexico, on 25-pound line. Says Peter Langstraat, "This species of ray is the strongest I ever encountered. During six consecutive days in June 1994, I hooked nine and caught seven. The shortest fight was 40 minutes, the longest 70, and mind you, on 25-pound line. It is like fighting a tuna from the beach." Description and photo courtesy Peter Langstraat.
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