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whai

1. (noun) stingray, skate - a general term and see below.


2. (noun) short-tail stingray, Dasyatis brevicaudata - disc quadrangular, flattened and slightly wider than long. Tail stout at the base, broad and flattened, narrowing rapidly to the sting. Plain greyish to light brown, whitish to cream ventrally. Bottom-dwelling marine ray widespread in coastal waters of the Southern Hemisphere at depths of 5-300 m. Adults common inshore during summer and autumn.

Synonyms: roha, pākaurua, whai repo


3. (noun) rough skate, Zearaja nasuta - a medium-sized skate with thick, muscular pectoral fins. Brownish to greyish, sometimes olive, usually with many white spots. endemic to Aotearoa/New Zealand waters, usually at depths of 60-600 m.

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