An extremely rare albino stingray was found and caught in the
Caribbean the channel islands near the UK and thankfully, the albino elasmobranch made its way to a local public aquarium where it can be viewed by the public. Following last week’s posting on the albino bamboo shark, RB reader Tai Haku remembered that an albino ray had been captured by a local fisherman and subsequently donated to the local aquarium. Tai made a special trip to see the exceedingly rare albino stingray, and to photograph it for a write up on his Earth, Wind & Water nature blog.
The lack of pigmentation on this albino colored stingray allows the many rays of the body and the internal body structure to be readily visible but it also masked certain traits that would help to identify this species of Raja stingray. The translucence of this albino stingray specimen will hopefully give way to a much larger and more opaque body color which will make this elasmobranch look very much like an angel. Big thanks to Tai for going and producing these pictures of such a rare marine fish.