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Bluespotted stingray

Neotrygon kuhlii

Description:

The bluespotted stingray, is a species of stingray of the Dasyatidae family. It is light green with blue spots. Its disk width hovers around 42 centimeters (17 in). It is popular in aquaria but usually not distinguished from the bluespotted ribbontail ray. The ribbontail is rounder with brighter blue and more vivid spots, but the bluespotted stingray is larger. The stingray's maximum age estimate is from one to eighteen years of age. The bluespotted stingray preys on many fish and small mollusks, but is also preyed on by the killer whale and hammer head shark. The bluespotted stingray is also targeted by many parasites such as tapeworms, flatworms, and flukes.

Habitat:

The bluespotted stingray is also generally found in Indonesia to Japan, and south to Northern Australia.


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Malaysia

Lat: 5.77, Long: 103.01

Spotted on Sep 16, 2011
Submitted on Aug 9, 2012

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