Blue-spotted Stingray Neotrygon kuhlii

Blue-spotted Stingray
Blue-spotted Stingray
The Blue-spotted Stingray is also called the Blue-spotted Maskray (as is another of its genus) and Kuhl's Maskray. The name "mask" ray relates to the shading around the eyes. It is sometimes called the Blue-spotted Ray, leading to confusion with the more common Blue-spotted Ribbontail Ray, Taeniura lymma.
Blue-spotted Stingray
Blue-spotted Stingray
Blue-spotted Stingray
The Blue-spotted Stingray is native to mudflats, seagrass, sandy coasts and reefs of the Indian Ocean and western Pacific. It has several blue spots on its reddish brown or greenish brown "wings", a rhomboid shape, a mask and a black and white tail tip with a venomous barb. It is some 45cm wide and some 70cm long.