Blue-spotted Ribbontail Taeniura lymma

Blue-spotted Ribbontail Ray
Blue-spotted Ribbontail Ray
The Blue-spotted Ribbontail Ray is native to coastal sandy flats and reefs in the tropical waters of the Indian and western Pacific Oceans. It is a roundish shape, unlike the angular shape of the Blue-spotted Stingray, Neotrygon kuhlii, although the Ribbontail is also called the Blue-spotted Stingray.
Blue-spotted Ribbontail Ray
Blue-spotted Ribbontail Ray
Blue-spotted Ribbontail Ray
The Blue-spotted Ribbontail Ray has a light brownish or greenish grey background colour with many bright blue spots. There are two blue lines along the ribbon tail and the underside is white. The adult is some 35cm wide and some 80cm long.
Blue-spotted Ribbontail Ray
Blue-spotted Ribbontail Ray
Blue-spotted Ribbontail Ray
It is mainly nocturnal, eating small fish and invertebrates. It has a venomous sting in its tail.