Blue Glass Short-Tail Stingray Statue
This Blue Glass Stingray Statue is an handmade and handpainted work, made with high quality glass and outstanding detail as you can see in picture. The Glass Short-Tail Stingray Statue is painted with the dark sky blue color which get inspired from “The Beach and Sky“. Moreover the back side was painted in glossy and semi-transparent white to make the stingray look more beautiful and valuable with special technique by “We are Handmade“. The Short-Tail Stingray or Smooth Stingray (Bathytoshia Brevicaudata) is a common species of stingray in the family Dasyatidae. It occurs off southern Africa, typically offshore at a depth of 180-480 m (590-1,570 ft), and off southern Australia and New Zealand, from the intertidal zone to a depth of 156 m (512 ft). It is mostly bottom-dwelling in nature and can be found across a range of habitats from estuaries to reefs, but also frequently will swim into open water.
The largest Stingray in the world, this heavy-bodied species can grow upwards of 2.1 m (6.9 ft) across and 350 kg (770 lb) in weight. Its plain-colored, diamond-shaped pectoral fin disc is characterized by a lack of dermal denticles even in adults, and white pores beside the head on either side. The body can have colors as well as dark grey or black with rows of white spots along each wing. Its tail is usually shorter than the disc and thick at the base. It is armed with large tubercles and a midline row of large thorns in front of the stinging spine which has the dorsal and ventral fin folds behind. The diet of the short-tail stingray consists of invertebrates and bony fishes, including burrowing and midwater species. Stingray tends to remain within a relatively limited area throughout the year, preferring deeper waters during the winter, and is not known to perform long migrations. Large aggregations of rays form seasonally at certain locations, such as in the summer at the Poor Knight Islands off New Zealand. Both birthing and mating have been documented within the aggregations at Poor Knights.
This species is aplacental viviparous, with the developing embryos sustained by histotroph “uterine milk” produced by the mother. The litter size is typically 6 -10, but litter sizes of up to 15 they are not unheard of. The Short-Tail Stingray is not aggressive, but is capable of inflicting a lethal wound with its long, venomous sting. The original description of the short-tail stingray was made by Frederick Hutton, curator of the Otago Museum, from a female specimen 1.2 m (3.9 ft) across caught off Dunedin in New Zealand. He published his account in an 1875 issue of the scientific journal Annals and Magazine of Natural History, in which he named the new species Trygon Brevicaudata, derived from the Latin brevis “short” and cauda “tail“. Glass Short-Tail Stingray Statue sizes: 6.9 inches / 17.5 cm x 4.7 inches / 12 cm x 3.85 inches / 10 cm.
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