Safari LTD | Incredible Creatures ~ BLUE SPOTTED RAY
The Blue Spotted Ray was originally described by Swedish naturalist Peter Forsskal in 1775. Despite sharing a genus with the Marble Ray, some scientists believe it may be more closely related to the freshwater stingrays of the Amazon River.
The Blue Spotted Ray is a near-threatened species, largely due to the destruction of its coral reef habitat. It is also collected for aquariums, although it does not do very well in captivity.
- Recommended Age: 3+
- Size in cm: 16.5 L x 9 W x
- Size in inches: 6.5 L x 3.54 W x
- Scale: 1:3.3
Also called the Bluespotted Ribbontail ray, this colorful creature is found in the Indian and western Pacific Oceans. It gets its name from the electric blue spots on its back.