Ocellate river stingray or motoro ray.

We so often envision stingrays as saltwater animals, that it can be rough for many to imagine that there are freshwater stingrays like the motoro. This doesn’t mean the home hobbyist should go out and snatch one up for their own tank. Freshwater rays can be just as sensitive and large growing as their saltwater cousins, and they also come equipped with a stinging barb.

Aw! Look as those incredible whiskers!

Catfish are super-sensory animals. Some have decent vision, but many do not. They make up for this with awesome chemosensory abilities, some almost capable of essentially tasting with their entire bodies.

Imagine being able to taste with your fingers, your arms, your feet. That would be like life for many of the less-visual catfish.

……… I’ll pass on that ability.


National Aquarium in Baltimore - 7/20 

Animals pictured are:

  • Odontodactylus scyllarus - Peacock Mantis Shrimp
  • Sebastes miniatus - Vermillion Rockfish 
  • Amphiprion ocellaris - Ocellaris Clownfish

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