pink whipray

Himantura fai
Raie pastenague
Fai i’u

Interesting facts

These rays can be up to 100 cm in width. It is intertidal and found in water 200 m from the beach, and maybe even more. It usually rests on sandy bottoms adjacent to reefs. It feeds on crustaceans and probably small fishe. The Tahitian stingray may have a preference for shrimp as it is often captured by shrimp trawlers. It rests on sand for much of the day. Occasionally they form large feeding aggregations at night.It is  Ovoviviparous.