Cuban fisherman catches giant stingray on the coast of Sancti Spiritus.

The young Yudiel Canedo Dávila posted the image of his arrest and generated a large number of comments on social media.

Yudiel Canedo Dávila © Facebook/Defensa de la pesca submarina en Cuba
Yudiel Canedo DávilaPhoto © Facebook/Defense of spearfishing in Cuba

A young Cuban fisherman caught a huge stingray on the coast of Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, as the protagonist himself showed on social media.

In the Facebook group "Defense of spearfishing in Cuba," Yudiel Canedo Dávila posted the image of his catch and asked users what they thought about the species of stingray Levisa.

Facebook post / Defense of spearfishing in Cuba

Many internet users reacted to the publication, and one of them, Douglas De Dedios, stated that in the bay of Caibarién, "we caught one weighing 112 pounds with an 80-pound line."

“We were two on a cork raft and it seemed like we had a motor on. Two hours struggling with that animal until we managed to pull it up,” he recounted.

Screenshot from Facebook/Defense of spearfishing in Cuba

The Levisa is the species Himantura schmardae of the Dasyatidae Family, one of the largest members of the so-called rays, and can reach up to two meters in diameter in its disc, not including the tail extension, according to the group Secret Nature.

On July 2nd, a Cuban resident in Florida had the scare of his life when, during a spearfishing session, a bull shark stole a fish he had just caught from his own hands, leaving only the head behind.

"These animals are incredible, you have to be very careful in the water," explained Dairo Alfonso Páez in a video posted on TikTok, the protagonist of the dangerous experience, who detailed that the incident occurred two weeks ago.

Furthermore, last February, a group of Cuban fishermen caught a whale shark in their nets, as revealed in a short video posted on TikTok.

The few-second-long videos were recorded on the shore of Tayabacoa Beach, south of Sancti Spiritus, and show four fishermen amazed and joking about the discovery.

In January, two Cuban sport fishermen, with valid fishing licenses, caught a large hammerhead shark on a beach in Havana in the days leading up to the end of 2023.

Alexander Leyva Rodríguez and his colleague Carlos González captured a bonnethead shark, a species that is usually found between 0 and 20 meters deep, although they can inhabit up to 200 meters deep in open sea.

In September 2023, Cuban fishermen caught a 120-pound stingray in Holguín.

The evidence was captured in the Facebook group "Holguín Fishermen Club", where they exhibited the huge fish photographed on the rocks of the coast alongside the happy faces of those who caught it.

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