The Blue-spotted Stingray is grey or brown with light blue and black spots. There is a darker band across the eyes. The tail is as long as the body with a pale tip, and last third of the tail has dark bands. It usually has a single venomous sting on the tail. The underside is white. Sometimes lies buried in sand with only the eyes and tail exposed. It is a solitary species found on sandy bottoms. The snout is short and angular; the disc is angular.
length to 70cm. Disc width to 40cm.
found near rocky or coral reefs, in coastal and estuarine waters. Usually found in deeper water but moves to the reef flat and into shallow lagoons at high tide.
Found throughout the tropical Indo-West Pacific. In Australia it is found from central coast of Western Australia, around the north coast and down the east coast to northern New South Wales.
Dangerous. The venomous spine can inflict a painful wound.
|Common Name:||Blue-spotted Stingray|
Relatives in same Genus
Smooth Stingray (D. brevicaudata)
Black Stingray (D. thetidis)