Most Stockhead readers have probably seen a manta stingray at some point.

But it’s a good bet no one’s ever seen a pink one.

The unique ray with a pink belly was snapped swimming at the Great Barrier Reef by photographer Kristian Laine this week.

Staff at the University of Queensland have been studying the animal for a few years, since it was first spotted in 2015.

While it was initially thought the unique colour was due to some kind of infection, researchers ruled that out and determined the bright pink underbelly was just a natural skin variation.

Back on the markets, local stocks were competing to be the most unqiue of the bunch as the ASX200 climbed 0.50 per cent to 7,181 points, while the Small Ords climbed 0.76 per cent to 3,092 points.

 

WINNERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Thursday February 20:

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CODE NAME PRICE % CHANGE MARKET CAP
LRS Latin Resources Ltd 0.005 +66.67% $2.1M
CCE Carnegie Clean Energy Ltd 0.0015 +50.00% $16.7M
MSR Manas Resources Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $7.9M
EHH Eagle Health Holdings Ltd 0.19 +48.00% $65.0M
LSA Lachlan Star Ltd 0.012 +33.33% $9.0M
PUR Pursuit Minerals Ltd 0.008 +33.33% $2.6M
QFY Quantify Technology Holdings 0.004 +33.33% $6.2M
IPT Impact Minerals Ltd 0.013 +30.00% $17.2M
CNJ Conico Ltd 0.01 +25.00% $3.8M
DHR Dark Horse Resources Ltd 0.025 +25.00% $6.2M
FPL Fremont Petroleum Corp Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $8.3M
GTE Great Western Exploration Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $7.2M
RMX Red Mountain Mining Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $4.4M
MTC MetalsTech Ltd 0.08 +23.53% $9.8M
ACB A-Cap Energy Ltd 0.011 +22.22% $9.6M
CTO Citigold Corp Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $14.5M
FTT Factor Therapeutics Ltd 0.003 +20.00% $3.1M
IMS Impelus Ltd 0.006 +20.00% $4.8M
RIM Rimfire Pacific Mining NL 0.003 +20.00% $4.5M

Eagle Health Holdings (ASX:EHH)

Shares in the company surged after it announced a distribution strategy to meet the demand for sanitation products in China amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Eagle Health said it had established a “co-branding” arrangement with Zoono (ASX:ZNO) whereby it will import Zoono products to its facility in Xiamen, China.

Shares in Eagle Health jumped by almost 50 per cent while Zoono shares continued their recent surge as well, climbing above $2 from 7c in October.

 

LOSERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Thursday February 20:

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CODE NAME PRICE % CHANGE MARKET CAP
ICG Inca Minerals Ltd 0.001 -50.00% $4.1M
SRN Surefire Resources NL 0.002 -33.33% $1.3M
PNN PepinNini Lithium Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $2.9M
BPH BPH Energy Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $3.3M
SPQ Superior Resources Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $3.0M
FFG Fatfish Blockchain Ltd 0.008 -20.00% $6.5M
RAG Ragnar Metals Ltd 0.005 -16.67% $1.6M
OTW Over the Wire Holdings Ltd 3.11 -15.49% $160.6M
EGN Engenco Ltd 0.51 -15.00% $159.8M
SHO SportsHero Ltd 0.02 -12.50% $6.9M
DW8 Digital Wine Ventures Ltd 0.007 -12.50% $8.2M
CZN Corazon Mining Ltd 0.0035 -12.50% $8.4M
TTM Titan Minerals Ltd 0.1 -12.50% $80.1M
MIL Millennium Services Group Ltd 0.49 -12.50% $22.5M
PKD Parkd Ltd 0.06 -11.59% $4.6M
AHQ Allegiance Coal Ltd 0.12 -11.54% $66.2M
NWM Norwest Minerals Ltd 0.16 -11.43% $13.0M
AVZ AVZ Minerals Ltd 0.08 -11.36% $179.9M
MOC Mortgage Choice Ltd 1.3 -10.34% $160.6M

There were sharp falls across a range of sectors to start the day, as a number of companies paid the price for half-year reports that didn’t meet the market’s expectations.

Telecoms infrastructure company Over The Wire (ASX:OTW) was among the losers, as the stock fell more than 15 per cent following the release of its December half-year report accompanied by an investor presentation.